The City of Peterborough and Trent University unveiled the new name and brand identity – ‘Cleantech Commons at Trent University’ for the research and innovation park in the making. The announcement was made on December 7, 2017 at the VentureNorth building downtown Peterborough at 9 a.m., when the formerly known Trent Research and Innovation Park was officially re-branded to better represent the future of the park.
Along with the new branding was the launch of the park’s website cleantechcommons.ca.
The website notes Cleantech Commons’ sectors of strength are Cleantech, Wastewater Treatment and Biomaterials.
Speakers included: Mayor Daryl Bennett, Trent President Leo Groarke, Rhonda Keenan – President and CEO of Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, former city planner Malcolm Hunt, Allan Seabrooke – CAO for the City of Peterborough, and founders of NobleGen Adam Noble and Dr. Andressa Lacerda.
Peterborough Economic Development will work in partnership with the Trent Research Office and the City to attract cleantech clients to the site, which will take up 85 acres of land beside Trent University.
— Innovation Cluster (@InnovationPtbo) December 7, 2017
“We wanted an identity that would communicate all of the potential that exists in this space for businesses, partners, researchers, workers and the community. It had to be imaginative and future-focused and this brand fit the bill,” said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “There’s no doubt that the City of Peterborough and the University have the potential to become the destination for green, clean businesses that can change the world.”
To view the full master plan of building the park, visit HERE.