Who We Are


The Clean Technologies Research Institute (CTRI)

The Clean Technology Research Institute was estabished to support transformational advances in clean technology through research, education and outreach.  The Institute recognizes the importance and supports interdisciplinary approaches linking technology development, deployment as well as the social and environmental impact.  By fostering these linkages, the Institute will address critical challenges in sustainable growth. It is one facet of the university's support of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

We facilitate collaboration, promotion, and administration of clean tech research projects at Dalhousie University. Our current partner faculties are Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, and Management. 

About clean technology

Clean technology is a broad term that refers to processes, products, or services that reduce waste and require as few non-renewable resources as possible, with the goal of reducing negative environmental impacts. Clean technologies includes a broad range of technologies related to renewable energy, recycling, additive manufacturing, green chemistry, greywater and more. 

Dalhousie University recognizes the importance of clean technology and has made it one the Dal's priority research areas [PDF - 165 kB].

"Clean tech is now a $1-trillion global game – and growing."

"The latest federal budget could prove to be a watershed moment for the clean-technology industry in Canada, and signals that the transition to a low-carbon economy remains a national priority."

Source:  "Federal budget sets new standard for Canadian clean tech", The Globe and Mail Report on Business, 3 April 2017.