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Clean Tech

Industry Highlights

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Success in the growing Clean Tech sectors fostered through innovation, collaboration and a community of government, industries, universities and association involvement and support, which is the exact culture that has been built here in Durham Region and within the Province of Ontario. Durham Region is home to world class Clean Technology companies that export around the globe. Durham Region encourages, promotes and builds the foundations needed for Clean Tech businesses to not only start, but establish roots and grow. With access to an experienced talent pool, programs and the support, Durham Region is the ideal location for Clean Tech.
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Durham Region is home to a wide variety of Clean Tech capabilities including infrastructure to support its growth in clean energy, such as nuclear and solar energy, advanced clean water technologies, such as water filtration and water monitoring, and clean air technologies, such as pollution filtration and emission reduction. Innovative projects, such as the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project across Durham implemented one of the first clean tech vehicle projects in Canada.
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In 2010 the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s (UOIT) officially opened the Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL), a cutting-edge laboratory that pioneers clean energy research and whose mission is to uncover major solutions to the problem of climate change.

CERL, located in Durham Region, is developing clean energy technologies and advancing them from laboratory to commercial and industrial application.

featured Clean Tech employers

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REAL TECH

Founded in 2004, Real Tech’s primary goal is to improve global water quality through the development of an innovative product line of both portable and real time continuous water quality analyzers, helping their clients take control and know what is in their water. Visit Website
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DURHAM COLLEGE

As a leading edge applied research institution, Durham College has a significant portion of its curriculum and research targeted at the integration of renewable energy alternatives, such as solar, thermal, solar PV and wind. Students become knowledgeable in the design and application of building automation and energy controls in areas, such as, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and lighting are studied. Visit Website
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GLOBAL EMISSIONS SYSTEMS INC.

Global Emissions Systems Inc., (GESi®) specializes in the design and manufacture of world leading emission control technologies that reduce up to 99% of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and diesel particulate matter (PM), which are smog and greenhouse gas related exhaust emissions from any commercial fuel burning engines including gasoline, diesel, natural gas, propane, bio-diesel, landfill methane and synthetic gas.
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GFL ENVIRONMENTAL INC. – SOLID WASTE TRANSFER DIVISION

GFL is a fully integrated solid & liquid waste management company that has been involved in the collection and processing of waste in an environmentally approach for over forty years. The division in Pickering, Solid Waste Transfer Division, is an integral component of this system. Visit Website

Clean Tech News

Ignite – Boardroom Competition

The final step in the Ignite process – the 4 Ignite finalists will each deliver a 20 minute investment presentation to the Ignite Power Panel. The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute Q&A session, where team will face real scrutiny from entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders who have been there and done that. Following the Boardroom Presentations, our Ignite Power Panel will select the two Ignite winners! Registration opens at 5:00pm. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Meet the Ignite Final Four! Young Entrepreneur Finalists Dash MD: Providing patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery after a visit to the hospital. MIR: Creators of a drone that can carry multiple or large packages, expanding the capabilities of current delivery drones. General Entrepreneur Finalists Cliply Corp: Leveraging computer vision technologies and the latest advances in machine learning to automatically create “video-stories” from raw video footage. Hexyoo: Creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad with embedded sensors for the treatment and prevention of pressure...

Meet The Ignite Final 4 And Student Winner!

Spark Centre is very pleased to announce the Student Entrepreneur winner and the Final Four Finalists after an incredible evening at Ignite’s Round 2: Pitch Competition. The Top 25 competitors gave their best three minute pitch in front of the Ignite Power Panel. The Student Entrepreneur winner was chosen and awarded $5,000! After much deliberation, the panel also chose the Final 4 to move on to the Boardroom Competition on November 15th and continue their quest for $25,000. Spark Centre would like to congratulate the winner and finalists!   Student Entrepreneur Winner Ultima Apparel: Creators of compression athletic wear with embedded wearable technology. Young Entrepreneur Finalists Dash MD: Providing patients with the tools and resources they need to successfully traverse their road to recovery after a visit to the hospital. MIR: Creators of a drone that can carry multiple or large packages, expanding the capabilities of current delivery drones. General Entrepreneur Finalists Cliply Corp: Leveraging computer vision technologies and the latest advances in machine learning to automatically create “video-stories” from raw video footage. Hexyoo: Creators of a proprietary gel based pressure ulcer pad with embedded sensors for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. Come cheer on the Final 4 at the Boardroom Competition!  Tuesday, November 15th 5:00pm – 8:00pm Whitby Council Chambers – 575 Rossland Road E REGISTER...

Spark Centre Opens Applications for the 2016 Ignite Start-up Competition

Spark Innovation Centre pleased to announce that applications are now open for its fourth annual Ignite Competition. Two start-up companies will be awarded $25,000 to use towards their business. Along with the monetary prize, the two winners will be given free office space in The Loft and will also join Spark Centre’s Thrive Accelerator Program which offers significant advisory and business support services to achieve a faster market entry. Spark Centre continues its strategic focus on youth entrepreneurship and accordingly, Ignite will once again include the Student Entrepreneur category for a second year, giving away $5,000 to a post-secondary entrepreneur. The 2015 Ignite winners, IFTech and Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments have gone on to do extraordinary things with the help that they received after winning Ignite. “Ignite was a great experience for us throughout the competition. Not only did we develop great contacts and start mentoring relationships that have helped drive our sales,” says Michael Chrostowski, PhD, President and CEO of Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments. “Winning Ignite also allowed us to create the momentum towards our entry into the US market.” “Ignite is more than just winning a contest, it gets companies ready to meet the demands of financing. All companies need money to run and Ignite helps with that,” says IFTech Co-Founder Micheal Stanfield. “Working with Spark Centre throughout the competition helped us with our confidence and they continue to help us handle the constant ups and downs of business.” Applications for the Young and General Entrepreneur categories must be received by 5:00pm on September 9th. Student Entrepreneur applications will be extended until 5:00pm on September 16th. Please...