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“Where cleantech innovation abounds”: Cleantech Commons a hub for innovation and commercialization

Writing about Ontario’s “world-class clean technology ecosystem” in its new publication, “Where cleantech innovation abounds,” Invest Ontario cites the Cleantech Commons research and innovation park as an example of “a growing hub for driving innovation and commercialization in clean, green and low/zero-carbon technology.” Cleantech Commons…

Testing the Waters (and almost everything else too): Trent’s Water Quality Centre gets a new director

Trent University’s Water Quality Centre (WQC), renowned as Canada’s most comprehensive mass spectrometry facility, will continue to blow its competitors out of the water with increased offerings and the leadership of its newly appointed director, Dr. Paul Szpak, Canada research chair in Environmental Archaeology…

Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative – Commercialization Stream launches: Funding up to $150,000 per project

Cleantech Commons strategic partner, Bioenterprise Canada Corporation, has partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) to support the delivery of stream C (Commercialization) of the Ontario Agri-Food Research Initiative (OAFRI). See Backgrounder: “Cleantech Commons and Bioenterprise partner to advance clean technology innovations…

“Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, PKA SoftTouch, celebrates key Investment Milestones

A Cleantech Commons “Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, PKA Softtouch, recently celebrated raising $750,000 from over 400 individual investors. (You can join PKA on the portal by registering your cleantech innovation here.) The company tells us that this pool of shareholders are now “PKA SoftTouch Co-owners“, with each investor…

“Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, Noblegen, a QUORN Innovation Challenge Finalist

A Cleantech Commons “Cleantech Innovation Portal” innovator, and a “Future Cleantech Commons™ Tenant”, Noblegen’s work with euglena was recognized internationally during the QUORN Foods Innovation Challenge at the 2021 Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins Summit. QUORN put a call out to start-ups that are leveraging technology to create realistic whole…