Trent University, the City of Peterborough and Peterborough Economic Development are partnering to create the Cleantech Commons at Trent University, a new 85-acre research and technology park being developed adjacent to Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Slated to open in 2018, the park will build on existing clean tech clusters of research, development, and innovation activities in Peterborough & the Kawarthas, leveraging expertise in water-related technologies, contaminant analysis, and biomaterials at Trent University and surrounding institutions.
Over the past 50 years, Trent has established itself as one of Canada’s top post-secondary environmental institutions. Building on its strengths that have led it to become the university of choice for future environmental leaders, Trent recently launched the Trent School of the Environment, which brings together all the environmental expertise to be found at Trent. Where some schools focus on a single aspect of environmental studies, at Trent you can explore the full range of how we experience the environment: through water, air, soil, climate, food and our interactions with all living things. Industry partners and students will have the opportunity to converge this knowledge with applied research activities at the new Cleantech Commons at Trent University.
Cleantech Commons at Trent University will be a point of convergence for academic and industry partners that are driving advancements in water-related technologies, contaminant analysis and biomaterials.It will be a place where clean-tech companies focused in water, contaminant analysis and biomaterials can access the highly-specialized talent, facilities and support they need to grow.