Associate Professor - University of Victoria
“Working with GreenCentre has given me access to additional funding and industrial contacts that have greatly enhanced my research program. GreenCentre’s assessment program alone provided commercial validation and was a key element in a successful NSERC I2I funding application. Also, they have arranged for research presentations to key industrial leaders, which has allowed me to engage in discussions with key industrial partners critical to guiding the research in directions pertinent to current industrial challenges. Their expertise, wisdom, good judgement, and ability to bridge academic and industrial interests is a rare and unique combination, and serves a critical role in developing stronger collaborations between academia and industry in Canada. I am delighted to continue working with GreenCentre to advance both the commercial and technical aspects of my research.”
Development Expert - BASF
“GreenCentre Canada is an outstanding external collaboration partner.”
Director of ALD Process & Applications Development - ASM
“We have worked with GreenCentre over the years and found them to be extremely knowledgeable, working with high velocity and excellent communication. They have been integral to ASM on several projects and consider them part of our extended
CTO and Co-Founder - Suncayr
"GreenCentre Canada has provided Suncayr with some extremely valuable contribution. When they agreed to work with us it allowed us to complete a very key project in assessing the viability of getting our product working. We needed to confirm that there was no issue with a component being toxic and GreenCentre was able to supply the grant funding to prove this was the case. This lifted a huge barrier off of us and allowed us to proceed on both a product development path and a business development path. We would not have been able to move as fast or rapidly without the help."
Chair - Networks of Centres of Excellence Steering Committee
President - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
"By bridging the gap between research breakthroughs and the commercialization of green chemistry innovations, GreenCentre Canada is making important contributions towards a more sustainable and prosperous future. The centre’s suite of commercialization services helps turn highly promising technologies into commercially viable products and processes that will benefit all Canadians."
Professor of Chemistry - University of Alberta
"GreenCentre is working with us to further improve our technology and develop specific applications to make it attractive to potential industrial clients. They also participate financially and strategically in intellectual protection. I am very grateful to them. They took care of all the legal aspects so I could focus on my research."
Vice President of Operations - ENDETEC (Global Sensor Platform- Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies)
"Our collaboration with GreenCentre resolved a major issue standing on the path to commercialization of our product. GreenCentre helped optimize the production, reduce manufacturing costs, and define a quality control framework for the chemical components that underpin our microbiological testing system for drinking water. Their highly capable team took on the project with enthusiasm; cooperated and communicated well with our team; and provided great results to our unique technical and commercialization challenges. We were impressed with GreenCentre’s capabilities and look forward to additional collaborations in the future."
Andrew J. D. Kendall
Manager - Industry Liaison and Knowledge Transfer Office, St. Francis Xavier University
"Our partnership with GreenCentre Canada to commercialize our green chemistry discoveries has been a hugely beneficial relationship, allowing us to fully capitalize the multiple applications of our initial discovery. I believe that it is the teamwork approach to commercializing our green chemistry discoveries to be one of the success hallmarks of GreenCentre Canada. They have significant expertise and resources normally not available to any university, much less a small institution like ours. GreenCentre Canada has been instrumental as our commercialization partner. Their broad expertise and resources has enabled several of our chemical discoveries to be scaled up and tested to the point where many industrial clients of the GreenCentre Canada are seeking sub-licenses to our technologies."
Owner - WIN Chemicals
"Win has been impressed on several levels, and especially with how quickly the GreenCentre team understood our needs and aim for the project. We have witnessed a clear demonstration of their expertise, not only in synthetic organic chemistry, but also in business accumen and understanding of external funding opportunities. Our expectations for the relationship have clearly been exceeded, and we are continuing to look at other projects in which we can cooperate. Win Chemicals has always had a strong commitment to develop green chemistry, and we believe we have found a key partner in GreenCentre that shares this same value."
Professor - Saint Mary’s University
"GreenCentre allows academic researchers to achieve the focus on applications that industry requires, while simultaneously searching for other problems that the new technology will solve."
Research Associate - Stepan Company
"GreenCentre Canada has opened opportunities and connected us to technologies that we would never have seen anywhere else."
GreenCentre Innovation Services client
"GreenCentre has demonstrated great proficiency and value in its chemistry services. GreenCentre's combination of technical expertise, laboratory resources, and flexible business model is extremely rare in the industry. This makes GreenCentre an ideal development partner."
CEO - Industry Partnerships, University of Victoria
"[GreenCentre Canada] adds incredible value to our technology transfer processes by investing in new market identification, commercial testing, scale-up, and by bringing a whole suite of commercial partners to the table."
Director - Fortalesa Technologies
"We came to GreenCentre with a formula for our adhesive technology that worked well in the lab but did not have a clear path (or the proper equipment) for scale up production. GreenCentre tested our material on large-scale equipment, leveraging their industry network, and developed a procedure and recommendations for a manufacturing process. As a start-up company, we faced difficult challenges for scale up and commercialization, but now, because of GreenCentre, we have a defined path to bring our technology to market."