The Cleantech Innovation Portal, recently announced by Cleantech Commons at Trent University and Urban Living Futures (ULF), has sparked a buzz of excitement in the clean technology sector within just a few short weeks.
“The focus of the Cleantech Innovation Portal is on supporting pandemic economic recovery, providing access to opportunities for cleantech ventures, creating a virtual marketplace, accelerating the impact of innovation in communities, and connecting companies with customers and investors,” says Martin Yuill, executive director of Cleantech Commons.
Clean technology companies from across Canada have responded enthusiastically to the portal, which leverages ULF’s UPPlift platform to connect cleantech innovators with commercial developers, city and municipal authorities, infrastructure investors, and program funders, among others, to create opportunities for growth, scaling, funding, and commercial success.
From a Trent perspective, the platform will boost student- and graduate-led start-up and spin-out ventures by creating an opportunity to bring their solutions to market faster through the platform’s support for smart city and cleantech adoption and growth.
Ventures that register on the portal will benefit from exclusive access to ongoing development opportunities at Cleantech Commons, including calls for innovation deployment, and will enjoy access to programs, technology piloting, pitching, investment, and procurement.
A personalized dashboard creates a searchable database of registered ventures, and provides companies with alerts for commercialization and funding opportunities. Clean technology companies interested in this new resource are encouraged to register on the portal.