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Cleantech incubator GreenCentre teams with Xerox for research

The Xerox-GreenCentre partnership immediately expands development capacity beyond the bench scale to pilot scale



KINGSTON, Ont.—GreenCentre Canada Inc., a national cleantech incubator, is collaborating with Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) to help accelerate industry implementation of GreenCentre’s green chemistry technologies and advance sustainable chemistry innovations.

“We are thrilled to have access to the infrastructure and expertise at XRCC, which allows us to take our technology development to a whole new level,” said Rui Resendes, Executive Director of GreenCentre Canada. “We are now able to significantly expand our ability to serve our clients and stakeholders in advancing game-changing green chemistry technologies for industrial uptake.”

Since its inception in 2009, GreenCentre has worked with chemistry researchers and entrepreneurs to develop green chemistry technologies in preparation for industry adoption. GreenCentre’s in-house laboratory, which has underpinned its commercialization activities, is limited in scale. By working with XRCC, GreenCentre immediately expands its development capacity beyond the bench scale to pilot scale. Consequently, GreenCentre can now respond to industry’s need for appropriately scaled and de-risked green technology options.

The agreement with XRCC allows GreenCentre to retain rights to new IP created as part of the technology development and scale up at XRCC. Ensuring direct access to relevant IP greatly improves the likelihood of industry adopting these promising technologies.

GreenCentre was formed in 2009 and funded by the governments of Ontario and Canada and industry, GreenCentre is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (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, Ont.

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