Pat Devlin, Vice President of Peterborough Utilities Group Services Corporation (PUG) and John Gillis, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas, are pleased to announce that they have signed an MOU to work together in a partnership to help bring in new technologies and startups for the water/wastewater market in the Peterborough community.
With this partnership, PUG and the Innovation Cluster will bring together a vast network of private industries, municipalities and startups in the water/wastewater market in Ontario.
“Through this partnership, we are looking forward to attracting more startups into the Peterborough community,” says Gillis. “Peterborough is becoming more recognized for its available cleantech resources, such as research laboratories and mentors that new companies search for.”
The Innovation Cluster has a strong focus on supporting startups in the clean technology sector, recently launching its H2O makerspace that provides resources for water and wastewater-focused companies. The organization was also highlighted in the 2018 Water Canada Magazine feature that named Peterborough as the best place in Ontario and the second best place in Canada to launch a water technology startup.
“Peterborough Utilities is dedicated to providing the Peterborough area with safe and reliable water and wastewater services, and we are excited to be partnering with the Innovation Cluster to further our support to the water market,” says Devlin.