Cleantech Commons at Trent University and Trouvé Victory Inc. announced today that the emerging Canadian electric vehicle company is exploring tenancy for its research, new product development, and pilot-scale operations at the research park in Peterborough, Ontario.
“We are excited to welcome Trouvé to the Cleantech Commons community of clean, green and low-carbon innovators and entrepreneurs,” says Martin Yuill, executive director of Cleantech Commons. “We believe that academic and entrepreneurial collaboration is fundamental to driving the discovery of new sustainable solutions and we look forward to the possibilities with Trouvé as they bring their innovative technologies to the market.”
Cleantech Commons research and innovation park is a partnership between Trent University and the City of Peterborough. Its vision is to become a hub for green technology innovation.
A new memorandum of understanding, signed between the parties with a view to exploring tenancy at Cleantech Commons, builds on an existing research memorandum of understanding between Trent and Trouvé, which leverages the University’s expertise in fields such as chemistry, biomaterials, and materials sciences.
Trouvé’s considerations for future tenancy at Cleantech Commons include a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified pilot facility using forward-thinking sustainable architectural practices with an advanced manufacturing pilot production space, a product demonstration zone, research and development laboratories, and a community hub designed to serve multiple stakeholders in the advancement of a net-zero future for the automotive industry.
“Perhaps our biggest reason for choosing Cleantech Commons is the link with Trent University and its excellent research team, with whom we plan close collaboration,” says Faruk K. Rama, chairman of Trouvé. “Our facility will benefit from access to their talented graduates and post-doctoral fellows, plus, who can resist establishing a base in this naturally beautiful location and its proximity to the Greater Toronto Area?”
The company is currently finalizing a round of investment to fund the construction of its facilities.
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 the City of Peterborough
The City of Peterborough is a one-of-a-kind place, located on nature’s doorstep. We have many trails and parks right within our city, and easy access to cottage country and the lakes and beauty that it offers. We are close enough to major centres, like Toronto and Ottawa, yet far enough to be an independent city with our own soul. We offer a balanced lifestyle that includes a growing community of entrepreneurs, a vibrant downtown, and a community calendar filled with great events. Our location and the energy of the people who live here make Peterborough far from the average city.
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 site, bringing together Trent’s world-class researchers and laboratory facilities with entrepreneurs, business, and government partners to accelerate clean, green, low carbon, and sustainable technology solutions that address global energy, environmental and climate challenges. Cleantech Commons serves as a point of convergence for academic and both emerging and existing businesses, accelerating the design, development, testing, piloting, and scaling of a range of clean technology advancements.
About Trouvé Victory Inc.
Trouvé Victory Inc. is a Canadian company incorporated in 2019 to manufacture electric vehicles, based on a decade 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.