CleanTech Academy

CLEANTECH is one of the fastest growing, innovative sectors of the economy worth an estimated $1 trillion globally.

In Canada – the cleantech sector employs over 55,000 people across 800 companies – which means it employs more people than the forestry, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, and has more companies than automotive and aerospace.

And yet it is very much a silent industry in Canada – meaning most Canadians couldn’t define cleantech or name one Canadian CleanTech company.

Consequently – young people are not aware of the tremendous career opportunities in cleantech.

Cleantech Academy hopes to change that.

Over the course of a week – Cleantech Academy will introduce 40 high school students from across Windsor-Essex to local companies, organizations and innovators working in the cleantech sector – providing young people with the information, inspiration and contacts to pursue exciting careers.

Participants are encouraged to share their experience on social media using #CleanTechYQG.


For more information please contact:

Dr. Irek Kusmierczyk, PhD
Director of Partnerships
WEtech Alliance

Broadly defined – cleantech companies succeed and generate profit by creating products and services that make the world cleaner.  Examples of challenges cleantech companies tackle include:


generating, transmitting and storing energy more efficiently


water purification and wastewater management


building eco-friendly vehicles


sustainable farming


engineering stronger and more efficient products

9am - 10:30amEPICentre @ University of Windsor
9am - 10:30amFCA - Automotive Research & Development Centre (ARDC)
10:30am - 12:30pmUnion Gas
9am - 10:30amFreshwater Ecology Restoration Centre (FREC) in LaSalle
10:30am - NoonFreshwater Ecology Restoration Centre (FREC) in LaSalle
9am - 10:30amCentre for Engineering and Innovation (CEI) @ University of Windsor
10:30am - 12:30pmCS Wind Canada
Noon - 4pmBoat Tour Detroit River
9am - 10:30amEPICentre - University of Windsor
10:30am - 12:30pmEPICentre - University of Windsor


Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre
University of Windsor
2455 Wyandotte Street West  – 2nd Floor
Windsor, ON N9B 0C1

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada

Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC)
3939 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, ON N8W 5B5

Union Gas

3840 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, ON N9A 6N7

Centre for Engineering and Innovation (CEI)

Room 2103
University of Windsor
2285 Wyandotte Street West @ California Ave
Windsor, ON  N9B 1K3

CS Wind Canada

9355 Anchor Drive
Windsor, ON N8N 5A8


Boat Tour Detroit River

Launch: 1 Festival Plaza
Windsor River Cruises
Windsor, ON N9A 7H7

Freshwater Ecology Restoration Laboratory (FREC)

Intersection Front Road (HWY 18) & Laurier
LaSalle, ON

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