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Cleantech Commons

Aerial view of the Trent University property in the summer sun focusing on Cleantech Commons

Cleantech Commons


Black and white photo of people meeting at a tableBenefits for Location of a Company in Cleantech Commons

  • Proximity to Trent’s leading-edge environmental research facilities and talent 
    • Over 70 faculty are conducting research related to the environment and bio-sciences 
    • The Environment & Life Sciences graduate program is one of the largest of its kind in Canada with over 175 grad students 
    • Access to over $75 million in modern laboratories and research equipment 
    • Access to creative and knowledgeable young talent as interns and employees 
  • Access to the services of the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster 
    • Professional services for technology start-ups (IP Protection, Business Planning, Marketing, Government Grants) 
    • Access to investment capital—Liaison with the Peterborough Region Angel Network 
  • Located in geographic “Cluster” of like-minded companies and organizations —suppliers, customers, advisors 
  • Rapid integration into the Peterborough Innovation Ecosystem 
    • Support from the City of Peterborough and key affiliates—Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development and Peterborough Utilities group 
    • Immediate and constant connections with Trent University and Fleming College 
    • Entry into key political circles—links to our MP, MPP, Mayor, City Councilors, County Warden & Council 
    • Links to market and operations development enablers—the Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures Development and the Business Development Bank 
  • Employees can take advantage of our great Community attributes 
    • Surrounded by nature and lakes  
    • A high quality place to raise a family 
    • Multiple recreation, dining and entertainment options 
    • Short commute times to work, cottage and recreation