The cleantech market is projected to exceed $3.3 trillion by 2022, according to Export Development Canada. Trent University is supporting this sector by ensuring students and researchers have the skills and opportunities they need through the Cleantech Commons (the Commons) – a partnership between the university and the City of Peterborough.
The Commons will both equip students with the marketable skills they need to have an edge in cleantech’s growing job market and connect researchers with facilities and commercialization opportunities to help establish Peterborough as Ontario’s green technology hub.
To spearhead new ventures, Trent and the Commons launched the Trent Enterprise Centre, which will be the only clean-technology accelerator in Canada with both shared laboratories and pilot facilities to support cleantech start-ups, business growth and commercialization.
Additionally, through a partnership between the Trent Enterprise Centre and the Peterborough Innovation Cluster, it is anticipated that an initial 70 cleantech companies will benefit from business advisory and mentoring services, leading to the creation of nearly 300 jobs in the region.
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