Cleantech: Are You Ready to Shape the Future?
Helping cleantech startups like you find your best path to market by linking together talented people, ideas, resources + know how.
It takes more than just a great idea to change the world! Peterborough and the Kawarthas have a reputation as a cleantech and water technology innovation cluster, helping entrepreneurs to launch their business in the global marketplace. With less than one million people living in the region and a tight-knit business community, the support and speed of service a new company can expect is extraordinary, and the access to research laboratories, venture capital, and global networks is world class.
The resources within the community are interconnected with each other to bring a global strength to the region like none other. With 151 lakes and countless rivers, and having programs and partnerships dedicated to the formation and growth of cleantech companies allows for any interested individual or business to find the resources needed to succeed in this economic leading region. Resources within Peterborough & the Kawarthas include The Innovation Cluster, CAWT, Trent University, Fleming College and more!
Through these networks, startups and established companies have access to research laboratories, venture capital, global networks, innovation specialists, mentors, incubation and acceleration programming, certification services and an abundance more in this world-class knowledge hub.
These establishments are partnered together to bring resources and knowledge to companies that are looking to take their idea or product to the next level, in order to support startups and entrepreneurs in the cleantech field.
Peterborough Ranked #1 in Ontario to Grow Your Watertech Startup (#2 in Canada)
The Innovation Cluster has recently been ranked by Water Canada magazine as the place to grow a watertech startup. Why? The issue highlights various opportunities a startup has to thrive in the region, including:
- Affordable cost of living
- Innovation Specialists
- Located in between Ottawa and Toronto
- World-Class hub of resources
- Business ecosystem services
- Watertech Success Stories
- Overall startup culture