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News Release
October 19, 2022


News Release

Cleantech Commons and GreenCentre Canada Partner to Promote 
Canadian Cleantech Innovation

New Partnership Set to Accelerate Sustainable Chemistry Solutions and Support Canadian Innovators

For immediate release

Peterborough/ Kingston, October 19, 2022 - With a shared mission to support start-ups and early-stage Canadian companies in the clean technology sector, Cleantech Commons at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, and GreenCentre Canada, headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to accelerate the development of innovative, green, and sustainable solutions that address energy, environment, and climate challenges.
“Partnering is key to adding value to emerging cleantech companies," says Martin Yuill, Cleantech Commons executive director. "By collaborating with sector experts such as GreenCentre Canada, at Cleantech Commons we are able to increase the support we offer to current clients, to future Cleantech Commons tenants, as well as to faculty, students, and researchers seeking to increase the impact of their research in the market.”

“Through such partnerships," says Yuill, "we are creating a more robust clean technology ecosystem in which academic and entrepreneurial collaboration is able to drive discovery and innovation for a greener future.”
A hub for green technology research and innovation, Cleantech Commons research park serves as a point of convergence for the world-class researchers, laboratories, and facilities at Trent University, and both emerging and existing Canadian innovators. Cleantech Commons offers a range of value-adding services for both start-up and scaling ventures, including access to incubation and acceleration programming, commercialization advisory services, shared laboratory facilities, technology piloting and assessment spaces, and access to investment and risk capital.
“GreenCentre is pleased to work with Cleantech Commons to assist innovative Canadian companies in the cleantech sector,” says Dr. Andrew Pasternak, Executive Director at GreenCentre Canada.

“GreenCentre’s team of talented scientists, our laboratories and sector expertise are highly complementary to the resources and facilities being created at Cleantech Commons. We envision our organizations working closely together to dramatically accelerate the time to market for our mutual Canadian cleantech clients.”
With its goal of accelerating promising chemistry solutions that advance both the economy and the environment, GreenCentre’s research and development services, expertise, and well-equipped laboratory facilities allow them to meet client needs from discovery to scale-up. GreenCentre Canada serves small companies, entrepreneurs, academic start-ups, and large and medium-sized corporations.
Through this new partnership, the two organizations will work together to identify opportunities to jointly support the development, testing, piloting, and scaling of a range of innovative clean technology products, processes, and solutions that directly address some of today’s most complex and pressing environmental and societal challenges.

About Cleantech Commons
A partnership between Trent University and the City of Peterborough, Cleantech Commons at Trent University is being developed as Canada’s premier green technology research and innovation hub, bringing together Trent’s world-class researchers, laboratories, and facilities with entrepreneurs, business, and government partners to accelerate clean, green, low carbon, and sustainable technology solutions that address global energy, environment, and climate challenges. Cleantech Commons serves as a point of convergence for academic and business partners, helping to accelerate the design, development, testing, piloting, and scaling of a range of clean technology advancements. Visit
About GreenCentre Canada
GreenCentre Canada’s mission is to support the growth of chemical and materials start-ups, SMEs, and multinationals by transforming their innovations into valued products, processes, and services. GreenCentre provides scientific services to meaningfully impact the speed to market of next-generation sustainable products and processes for their clients. Their talented team, well-equipped lab facilities, and vast network of innovators, industry leaders, service providers, and investors set GreenCentre apart globally. Visit
For more information contact:
Martin Yuill, Executive Director, Cleantech Commons, (705) 740-4511 or
Andrew Pasternak, Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada,
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