Queen’s University Joins Ontario Mobility Ecosystem, a Strategic Partnership Formed with EnerTech Capital, Alectra, Linamar, and Western University to Help Build an Ecosystem for Mobility Technologies in Ontario
October 26, 2022, Toronto, ON and Philadelphia, PA – EnerTech is excited to announce that Queen’s University, one of the top universities in Canada with a strong focus on research around issues of environmental protection, health care, and the development of advanced technologies, has joined the Ontario Mobility Ecosystem, a strategic group of companies, universities, and investors that have come together to help innovate, support, and advance new mobility technologies in Ontario.
The partnership, formed by key mobility technology partners EnerTech, Alectra, Linamar, and Western University focuses on creating an enhanced collaborative environment that will promote research and development and commercialization of advanced mobility innovations in the Ontario region. The mobility sector is currently the fastest and most dynamically changing sector due to the energy transition and therefore advancements in the autonomous vehicles, electrification, fleet management, connectivity, and transportation logistics industries are imperative to achieving our future emission goals. Some of the technologies we’re aiming to accelerate include the development of enhanced batteries, autonomy, hydrogen as a fuel source, smart city technologies, and renewable energy.
As a leading firm in the mobility space, EnerTech has assumed a key role in building broad innovation partnerships, specifically working to create improved business engagement between industry leaders and early-stage innovation companies. Along with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), EnerTech co-architected the California Mobility Center (CMC), a nonprofit, public-private entity that focuses on accelerating the pace of commercialization for mobility startups. The CMC has also partnered with two notable academic institutions – University of California-Davis, and Sacramento State University.
”We are excited to have Queen’s University join the mobility ecosystem we are building in Ontario. We believe Queen’s involvement and core research focus areas in mobility will provide valuable insight and partnership opportunities within the Ontario ecosystem and developing emerging mobility companies in the province,” said Wally Hunter, Managing Director, EnerTech Capital.
“Queen’s University is pleased to join the Ontario Mobility Ecosystem and looks forward to advancing mobility technologies in collaboration with EnerTech and founding partners,” said Jim Banting, Assistant Vice-Principal, Partnerships and Innovation at Queen’s. “Many faculty members and graduate students at Queen’s are conducting leading edge research related to advanced mobility. Joining this Ecosystem will further enable the university to promote research capabilities, mobilize knowledge, and, ideally, attract investment to commercialize mobility inventions.”
About EnerTech Capital
EnerTech Capital is a globally recognized venture capital firm that has been investing and partnering with innovators since 1996, empowering entrepreneurs to build transformative technology companies. The firm has pioneered an integrated approach to business building, leveraging strategic collaboration across a diverse stakeholder ecosystem to create value; with a focus on Mobility, Industry 4.0, and Connected Customer. EnerTech’s current platform has a significant focus on emerging opportunities in the mobility space across Electrification, Autonomy, Smart Mobility, and Connectivity. The firm has a long history of working with corporate strategic investors and providing value added insights and partnership opportunities to support growth and innovation objectives.
EnerTech has offices in Toronto, Philadelphia, Palm Beach Gardens, Boston, and Sacramento.
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CONTACT: Wally Hunter: 416-363-8563 or WHunter@EnerTechCapital.com
About Queen’s University
Queen’s University has a long history of scholarship, discovery, and innovation that has shaped our collective knowledge and helped address some of the world’s most pressing concerns. Home to more than 25,000 students, the university offers a comprehensive research-intensive environment with strengths in physics, artificial intelligence and robotics, cancer research, geoengineering, data analytics, materials, clean technology, cybersecurity and mental health research. Welcoming and supporting students from all countries and backgrounds to a vibrant, safe, and supportive community is an important part of the Queen’s experience. Diverse perspectives and a wealth of experience enrich our campus and our community. A core part of our mission is to engage our students, staff, and faculty in international learning and research, both at home and abroad. Queen’s University has ranked in the top 10 globally in the 2021 and 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The rankings measured over 1,500 post-secondary institutions on their work to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).