Skinner was full of praise for Cleantech Commons, Canada’s only cleantech, climate and environmental technology-focused Research and Technology Park.
“Supporting technological innovation through initiatives such as Cleantech Commons is exactly how Canada should be sensibly investing in our climate & environment,” Skinner said.
Skinner pointed out that: “Through my participation in local economic development organizations, boards and initiatives I have always supported the vision of building a world-class hub for low-carbon & green economy innovation, entrepreneurship & job creation in Peterborough“.
“Cleantech Commons will support innovation that will bring Peterborough hundreds of good-paying jobs and attract other business and industry to locate in the region.”
In a subsequent Twitter post, Skinner argues that “we must continue to focus on our environment and continue to innovate and improve. Cleantech Commons [is a] key asset to facilitate this”.
Skinner was accompanied on his visit by Shadow Minister for Science, Michael Chong, who is the Member of Parliament for Wellington—Halton Hills (Ontario) and is a Member of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Chong described Cleantech Commons as “impressive”.
Chong has been endorsed by GreenPAC as “one of the candidates running for office from Canada’s major political parties with track records of bold environmental leadership“.
GreenPAC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization working to elect and support environmental leaders of all major parties running for office. Read Chong’s environmental profile here!
The delegation was hosted and briefed by Cleantech Commons executive director, Martin Yuill, who explained that “Cleantech Commons lies at the heart of the Peterborough region’s efforts to support clean and green technology research, innovation and entrepreneurship“.
Cleantech Commons is an 85-acre Research & Technology Park currently under development on land adjacent to the main Peterborough campus of Trent University. The initiative is a partnership between the university and the City of Peterborough.
“The vision for Cleantech Commons,” Yuill told the visiting delegation, “is to be Canada’s premier location for clean, green, low-carbon, environmental and climate technology research, innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization”.
According to Yuill, “Cleantech Commons is designed to be a catalyst for innovation, and will provide customized services and targeted value to ventures whose goal it is to create new solutions and leverage new technologies to solve the world’s energy, environment and climate challenges”.
“Cleantech Commons will bring together big-thinking problem solvers, state-of-the-art resources, specialized technical facilities & innovation programming to inspire and drive collaboration & next-generation cleantech startups.”
The focus of Cleantech Commons is building a community of clean, green and low-carbon innovators and entrepreneurs who will benefit from being co-located alongside world-class academic research and expertise, technical facilities, value-adding business support and incubation services, as well as other innovators and entrepreneurs.
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