Lake Water
The water sector is one of Peterborough’s key economic drivers, and has been for decades. The region has an abundance of rich resources available, including 151 lakes, countless rivers.But it is not just geography that drives Peterborough’s water sector. It’s about innovations in technology, such as the Water Quality Centre at Trent University, the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment, and the emergence of an entrepreneurial culture of innovation within the small business sector.
Peterborough has been successful in attracting global research initiatives focused on research and innovation in wastewater treatment. Peterborough is also home to water sector industry leaders, such as Siemens and SGS. The researchers and industries located here continue to develop innovative and sustainable technologies that can be used to protect Ontario’s water and address the world’s water problems.

Invest in Peterborough


Our dedicated team is here to support entrepreneurs that have ideas, vision and a desire to innovate and grow. Our goal is simple: To make you succeed in the Peterborough Region.

We have developed dedicated programs and partnerships to help water technology companies successfully expand in to Ontario. By investing in Peterborough, you have the opportunity to complement our existing supply chain to support our local water sector, access the Ontario market through expansion, and export your technology worldwide.


Market Opportunities

Our Rural, Agricultural and Industrial areas are facing increasing pressure on both their drinking water and wastewater treatment access. Peterborough has market opportunities available for water technology entrepreneurs are focused on the following:

  • Industrial (Dairy Industry, Food Processing)
  • Municipalities
  • Agricultural
  • Small Residential & Cottage Industry


Business Support

In Peterborough, water technology entrepreneurs looking to penetrate the Ontario and Canadian water market will find an opportunity to access a full range of services to develop their technology. Learn more about how we can help you start and grow your business in Peterborough.


Regulatory Support

We know that the review and approval process is extremely complex, and that expert advice and professional services are required. We can help you successfully navigate the Canadian Approval or Regulatory process.

Demonstration Projects

We are proactive in identifying and supporting the installation of innovative technologies in “real world” municipal, industrial and agricultural applications.

Business Start-ups and Expansions

Moving beyond the pilot phase and regulatory compliances, we focus on assisting entrepreneurs to transform the early-stage technology entrepreneurs into profitable investment and job-creating businesses.

Funding Support

The province of Ontario provides access to a wide variety of funding. This includes access to both public and private financing. We work closely with local and federal government agencies to provide access to funding, grants and loans.




Matt Braithwaite

Matt Braithwaite
Business Development Lead

705-743-0777 Ext. 2126