The Innovation Cluster in Peterborough and the Kawarthas and the Peterborough Utilities Group Services Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help attract new water and wastewater technologies and startups into the Peterborough community.

The announcement was made by Pat Devlin, vice president of Peterborough Utilities Group Services Corporation, and John Gillis, president and chief executive officer of the Innovation Cluster.

With this partnership, the Peterborough Utilities Group Services Corporation and the Innovation Cluster will bring together a network of private industries, municipalities, and startups in Ontario’s water and wastewater market.

“Through this partnership, we are looking forward to attracting more startups into the Peterborough community,” said John Gillis, president and chief executive officer of the Innovation Cluster. “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 focus on supporting startups in the clean technology sector. It recently launched a 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,” said Pat Devlin, vice president of Peterborough Utilities Group Services Corporation.

Header image credit: Innovation Cluster.

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