Article Date: June 16, 2015
KINGSTON, ONT / BOSTON, MA – A unique partnership between Queen’s University and Enviro Innovate Corporation has committed to creating a cleantech accelerator at Innovation Park, located at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. The initiative is seeking to attract startups and established enterprises looking to commercialize or acquire innovative technologies.
Cleantech focuses on the commercialization of promising, innovative clean technologies developed at or with support from Queen’s University and other partners in Ontario’s innovation ecosystems such as GreenCentre Canada, or introduced from Enviro Innovate’s global network.
The cleantech initiative will focus on a range of cleantech including industrial energy efficiency and sustainability, fossil fuel focused environmental solutions, metals / electrolysis cell technology, alternative fuels, hydro-electric / alternative energy transmission challenges, geo-thermal, mining and fracking solutions, land remediation and water supply / water security / water quality focused technologies.
“This collaboration is an excellent example of the opportunities that are important to contributing to our research, the regional economy, and training and career opportunities for our students,” says Dr. Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research), Queen’s University. “We are delighted to be working with Enviro Innovate whose expertise and networks both complement and strengthen Queen’s partnerships, knowledge mobilization, and commercialization activities. I look forward to this new collaboration and the initiation of the first of the projects to be launched.”
All parties will work with researchers, entrepreneurs and startups, some of which may establish or expand their research and development operations in the Kingston and Southeastern Ontario region, to position technologies and businesses for growth, and will attract partners and investors to reach global markets.
“The vision driving this initiative is to resolve meaningful cleantech problems through commercialization of promising research,” says Tom Thompson, Chairman and CEO; Enviro Innovate Corporation. “Enviro Innovate will access the deep strength of our partners as necessary to accomplish this. This opportunity exists because of the highly promising commercial applicability of cleantech research being advanced at Queen’s, as well as at the government and industry sponsored GreenCentre Canada. I believe that this collective approach will result in: the successful roll out of commercial solutions and companies; and recognition of the high quality and real world applicability of cleantech research being advanced at Queen’s.”
“GreenCentre Canada is pleased to support Enviro Innovate in this initiative. They are greatly expanding Canada’s capacity to commercialize breakthroughs in cleantech, and their collaborative approach will add much value to Kingston’s and Ontario's innovation ecosystem," said Lyle Clarke, Interim Executive Director, GreenCentre Canada.
Enviro Innovate’s development and commercialization initiative is supported by outside industry partners and stakeholders sourced by Enviro Innovate management and its partners, as well as grants and incentives that will be pursued and enabled through its collaborations with Queen’s and engagement with GreenCentre Canada.
For more information visit the website: www.enviroinnovate.com
About Queen’s University
Queen’s distinguishes itself as one of the leading research-intensive institutions in Canada. The mission is to advance research excellence, leadership and innovation, as well as enhance Queen’s impact at a national and international level. Through undertaking leading-edge research, Queen’s is addressing many of the world’s greatest challenges, and developing innovative ideas and technological advances brought about by discoveries in a variety of disciplines.
About Enviro Innovate
Enviro Innovate is an affiliate of Boston, MA based Enviro Ambient Corporation. Enviro Ambient develops and commercializes clean energy solutions for manufacturers and power generators that use fossil fuels to generate energy to produce electricity, aluminum, steel, and other industrial goods. The technologies utilized improve air quality, reduce CO2, increase energy efficiency and sustainability, and look to enhance water quality and water supply.
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Michelle Banning, Enviro Innovate
Anne Craig, Queen's University