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GreenCentre Canada Launches New Program to Counter Climate

GreenCentre Canada Launches New Program to Counter Climate Change KINGSTON, ON (September 6, 2016) – GreenCentre Canada is excited to announce the InnovationHouse Chemistry Countering Climate Change Competition (IHC4 Competition).

Through the IHC4 Competition GreenCentre will accept applications from innovators and entrepreneurs developing technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Finalists will be invited to present their technology, business case, and potential project in a lively and interactive competitive style to a panel of experts. They will be competing for the opportunity to access GreenCentre’s services and expertise to complete a development project, at no cost to the client. This initiative provides GreenCentre with yet another avenue to continue supporting small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), researchers, and entrepreneurs looking to develop, de-risk, and scale up chemistry and materials-based innovations that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and counter climate change.

“GreenCentre Canada is well-positioned and committed to battle climate change, enabling entrepreneurs to become low-carbon technology leaders in the country and around the globe” said Pete Pigott, Executive Director. “GreenCentre is proving to be a leader in combating climate change through Innovation.”

The integral role of chemistry in today’s economy means that chemistry innovations will be critical in the battle against climate change. However, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while enhancing economic prosperity and social well-being is not a trivial exercise. To be effective, these innovations and advancements should ideally:

• Reduce the amount of energy required to use a product

• Reduce the amount of energy used in an industrial process or facility

• Reduce the number or amounts of required inputs or waste outputs generated during

production

• Enable the technical application and economic commercialization of a related innovation

• Enable changes to business models or processes that eliminate or reduce transport

requirements

GreenCentre is uniquely positioned to deploy its resources, network of relationships, and expertise to advance new innovative technologies to meet these goals. It will aggressively accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of technologies that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and support Cleantech innovation and job creation. In so doing, GreenCentre will advance an innovation-driven, knowledge-based economy that leverages entrepreneurial spirit, technological skills and expertise, and provides a strong and reliable career path for Canadian scientists and science-based entrepreneurs. The IHC4 Competition Guidelines, Criteria, Application and Deadlines are available through GreenCentre’s InnovationHouse, www.gccinnovationhouse.com.

About GreenCentre

GreenCentre provides an extensive and practical range of laboratory, commercial, and intellectual property services to support the development of chemistry-driven activities in Canada. Specifically, GreenCentre offers sector-focused chemistry technology development, intellectual property assessment, business development, and commercial services. We serve the research needs of academics, entrepreneurs, and established companies by adding value across the entire development chain, through our two facilities in Kingston and Mississauga, Ontario. Our Chemistry Innovation Centre in Kingston focuses on discovery chemistry and application testing, and our Scale-up and Pilot Facility in Mississauga—established in partnership with the Xerox Research Centre of Canada—focuses on scale-up and optimization, and pilot-scale production.

GreenCentre’s head office is located at Innovation Park at Queen’s University in Kingston. Visit www.greencentrecanada.com for more information.