Trent University & Trouvé Victory Inc. Form Research Collaboration on Clean Tech Innovations
Collaboration will leverage faculty expertise and facilities at Trent to advance green innovations for electric vehicles
Thursday, November 10, 2022, Peterborough
Trent University has established a new research collaboration with Trouvé Victory Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturing company, to advance clean technology innovations and their applications in sustainable transportation.
“The Office of Research and Innovation at Trent University is pleased to announce this industry collaboration with Trouvé, as it enhances our pursuit of green, clean tech innovations and their application in key sectors for Ontario and internationally,” said Dr. Cathy Bruce, vice president, Research and Innovation at Trent University. “This collaboration will further expand the work of several Trent researchers with notable expertise in fields such as biology, chemistry, biomaterials, and materials science with a focus on sustainable solutions and approaches.”
Research on biomaterials for use in electric vehicles is just one of the projects being explored between scientists at Trent and collaborators at Trouvé Victory Inc. Trouvé has been building momentum in the automotive sector with the launch of several EV designs and ambitious plans to engage in research and design to bring new Canadian electric vehicles to market.
“Our slogan ‘Driven by Innovation’ truly expresses Trouvé’s long-term vision: to innovate and use the latest advances in zero-emission electric car manufacturing for the purpose of producing green hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles to the world market,” said Faruk K. Rama, chairman of Trouvé Victory Inc. “Our collaboration with Trent University research scientists will enable us to live up to this vision.”
Trent’s new MOU with Trouvé reflects the University’s commitment to advancing clean technology innovation in the region. The collaboration will also lead to research and experiential learning opportunities for Trent’s undergraduate and graduate students. According to the 2021 Research Infosource rankings, Trent was second in all of Canada for growth in corporate and non-profit research income in its primarily undergraduate class. The University was also ranked in the top three of sustainable campuses in Canada in the 2021 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
About Trouvé Victory Inc.
Trouvé Victory Inc. is a Canadian company incorporated in 2019 to manufacture electric vehicles, based on a decades of previous experience in the industry in a JV partnership with the Nur Majan Automobile Company in Oman. All vehicle models are planned to use green hydrogen fuel cells. A prototype sports model has already been successfully built, and concept designs are completed for the sedan, pickup truck, and SUV models. Equipped with state-of-the-art AI cockpits and ultra-secure communications, the cars are packed with cutting-edge technology. Mass production is planned in Canada, USA, the UK, and Oman by early 2025, however there are plans to fulfil an order of 5000 vehicles in the coming year using its temporary facilities in Canada. Trouvé is environmentally conscious and strives to harness materials and methods from around the world, to have the smallest carbon footprint possible. Trouvé plans to use carbon fiber composites to reduce weight and significantly enhance the strength of the car. Solar PV panels on the roof and regenerative power will add extra mileage, using green power sources. All Trouvé production plants will use green hydrogen to generate the electric power needed for their daily operations. Trouvé is proud to be associated with Trent University researchers to continue to innovate and create components that are environmentally friendly.
For more information contact:
Cara Walsh, Communications & Media Relations Officer, Marketing & Communications, Trent University, 705-748-1011 x6240 or firstname.lastname@example.org