The federal government of P.E.I. is planning to construct what it’s calling a Clear Tech Park in Georgetown, P.E.I.
The $25-million park shall be in-built phases, and turn into a hub for enterprise and training and would come with a 44,000 sq. foot Clear Tech Studying and Innovation Centre in addition to a 25 hectare enterprise park.
Minister of Surroundings, Power and Local weather Motion Steven Myers stated clear tech can consult with many various issues.
“It may very well be renewable power, may very well be storage for renewable power, it may very well be an answer for agriculture to assist us meet our carbon free objectives,” he stated.
“I believe that’s the significance of the announcement right this moment is we’re not simply constructing business, we’re constructing a chance to be modern.”
Myers stated the brand new Clear Tech Park would be the first of its form in Canada.
And he stated he hopes different provinces will look to P.E.I. for concepts on methods to construct clear tech initiatives of their very own.
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The park may also embrace an academy that will supply new applications developed by UPEI and Holland Faculty.
Sandy MacDonald, president of Holland Faculty, stated the post-secondary college has been a “proud member” of the Georgetown neighborhood for 25 years.
“We’re thrilled to work alongside [the] authorities, and UPEI to make sure college students have ample alternatives to assist construct what’s subsequent,” MacDonald stated.
The faculty will supply a certificates in clean-tech management beginning within the fall of 2023.
Greg Keefe, president of the College of Prince Edward Island, stated the tech park gives a profession growth alternative for college kids.
“They’ll get the prospect to work inside the non-public sector or in entrepreneurial settings,” he stated. “A lot of these work placements are so precious.”
Total, the park is a crucial step for P.E.I. to maneuver towards internet zero, Keefe stated.
UPEI will supply a grasp’s diploma in clean-tech management beginning in 2024, which can also be when the brand new Studying and Innovation Centre is predicted to open.
“It is crucial for the province basically to be transferring in direction of clear expertise and internet zero. And it actually leverages what we now have right here at UPEI in our varied schools.”
The enterprise park may also be the primary tax-free Clear Tech growth zone within the province as promised within the Throne Speech, however the setting minister says he thinks companies will come to Georgetown for different causes.
“Primarily based on what I have been listening to up to now, there’s loads of pleasure on the market to participate in what we’re doing,” Myers stated.
“From an business perspective, loads of them have concepts, loads of them have funding, they usually’re searching for a spot the place the place they are often inventive with different companions.”