At GreenCentre Canada, we take a hands on approach to commercializing emerging Green Chemistry innovations originating from academia and the entrepreneurial community. Our job is to get these Green breakthroughs into the hands of industry so they can introduce Greener, more sustainable products and processes into the market.
How do we do this? With the right team and the right process.
Our team includes highly experienced chemists, commercial experts, and business professionals who work closely with our vast network of entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and researchers.
Together, we identify the most promising Green Chemistry innovations from across Canada’s academic research and entrepreneurial communities—all innovation begins, after all, in the lab.
Our commercial team then carefully assesses each incoming technology based on several facets including technical strength, intellectual property position and commercial potential. These activities are underpinned by a state-of-the-art 10,000 sq. ft. synthetic laboratory facility. Our laboratory resource, as exemplified by our specialized equipment and our engaged and extensively trained scientific and engineering staff, sets GreenCentre apart globally.
Promising technologies become the focus of a holistic commercialization program that includes technical, commercial and business development components. In the end, it is GreenCentre's objective to advance these technologies to the market through a licensing transaction or creation of a Green Chemistry new venture. Only by advancing a Green technology to market can society benefit from its environmental, economic and human health benefits.
Formed in 2009 and funded by the governments of Ontario and Canada, and industry, GreenCentre is a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) and the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR). GreenCentre’s product and application development activities are housed in a 10,000 square foot facility dominated by state-of-the-art wet labs with solvent-handling systems, inert atmosphere glove boxes and standard analytical equipment. GreenCentre is located at Innovation Park at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.