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Top News Stories Of 2013 From Greencentre Canada

2013 was an extraordinary year for GreenCentre Canada. Here are the top 10 achievements for GreenCentre in 2013:

1- GreenCentre secures a $9.1 million CECR funding extension

2- GreenCentre’s third spin-off company, Precision Molecular Design was incorporated in August 2013. Precision Molecular Design’s proprietary ALD precursors enable “greener” production of smaller and faster microchips for the semiconductor industry.

3- GreenCentre’s second Sustainable Chemistry Summit took place in Montreal, Quebec, June 5-7, 2013. The Summit brought together approximately 150 national and international delegates including researchers, industry members, government officials, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and grad students to network and

4- Four years after rolling out its vision of a collaborative ecosystem for advancing Green Chemistry innovations to market, GreenCentre Canada has reached a significant milestone. Since its establishment in March 2009, GreenCentre has attracted 500 Green Chemistry technology disclosures from universities and
and companies accross Canada.

5- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a leading Life Science and High Technology Company, signed a license agreement with GreenCentre Canada to make available leading edge catalyst and reagent technologies to the worldwide research community.

6- In September, Syngenta, a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture, became a GreenCentre industry sponsor. Syngenta is committed to research and innovation within the agricultural sector, including advances with biofuels as a renewable energy source.

7- In April, GreenCentre in-licensed a catalyst technology from Memorial University and University of Prince Edward Island capable of producing well-defined polymers and fine chemical compounds.

8- In 2013, GreenCentre awarded a total of $791,000 through their SME Commercialization Fund in support of the commercialization activities of Ontario-based, chemistry-driven small and medium sized enterprises (SMES).

9- GreenCentre’s second spin-off company, Forward Water Technologies, released a video in December that highlights the unique abilities of its proprietary “Switchable Water” technology.

10- A new technology developed by Dr. Philip Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry at Queen’s University and Technical Director at GreenCentre Canada, has earned him the prestigious Eni Award in New Frontiers of Hydrocarbons – Upstream prize.