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The global demand for innovative clean water solutions is growing. Companies looking to capitalize on this opportunity are choosing to do business in Ontario, Canada. Ontario has the R&D capacity, talent and government programs you need to develop and commercialize new products and services for the North American and global marketplace.


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NARRATION:
Water… the world's most precious resource... and most pressing challenge.  Today more than 780 million lack access to clean drinking water.  
 
In two decades demand for fresh water could exceed supply by 40 percent. 
 
We're changing that.  Welcome to Ontario Canada... where big ideas hold the promise of clean water for everyone.
 
TOS:
ONTARIO | A WATER POWER
 
Brenda Lucas
Operations Manager 
Southern Ontario Water Consortium
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
The water industry globally is approaching 500 billion dollars.
Ontario is well-positioned to play a role in capturing some of that market.
 
TOS:
Rick VanSant
President & CEO
UV Pure Technologies
 
RICK VANSANT:
It's generally accepted that there are three innovation hubs for water treatment globally.  Singapore is one.  Israel is another.  And Ontario is the third...
 
TOS:
Established Companies
World class research 
A track record of innovation 
A Culture of Water Protection
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
We've got established companies, we've got research excellence, world renowned research facilities in the Province, academics who are well-recognized in their field.
We also have this culture of water protection that runs deep in Ontario...
 
TOS:
900 established companies
300 early-stage innovators
9 top global water companies
Global centre for water-related patent activity
 
NARRATION:
Ontario's water industry includes 900 established companies.. 300 early-stage water innovation companies and 9 of the top 15 global water companies... all helping to make Ontario a top 10 global centre for water related patent activity.  Two of the world's most widely known water technologies – UV disinfection and membrane filtration – were developed here.
 
TOS:
David Henderson
Managing Director, XPV CAPITAL CORPORATION 
 
DAVID HENDERSON:
We have a very strong cluster of innovative companies and researchers.
 
Two great examples of this would be Zenon Technologies in Burlington, Ontario which commercialized membrane technology around the world and Trojan Technologies of London, Ontario which commercialized ultra-violet technology around the world
 
TOS:
World-wide reputation
World-class solutions
 
NARRATION:
Following their lead... Ontario companies have developed world-class solutions that address the full spectrum of water challenges... from turning wastewater into green energy, to groundwater remediation technologies for remote locations …. and that are being exported around the globe
 
TOS:
Marvin Devries
PRESIDENT
TROJAN TECHNOLOGIES
 
MARVIN DEVRIES:
Our municipal UV systems are used in over 60 countries today on six continents.
We have over 1500 installations across various countries in Europe
in Africa, in Australia, New Zealand, and South America, and in North America...
 
TOS:
Bob Kennedy
President & COO
Newterra
 
BOB KENNEDY:
Our niche is really building modular plants here in Ontario that export around the world...
We can have a waste water treatment plant for 8,000 people you know running in 3 weeks uh onsite.
 
NARRATION:
In Ontario, research doesn't happen in isolation. The Southern Ontario Water Consortium  project was created with the goal of building integrated large-scale  platform to research, develop, test and commercialize new water technologies and services  
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
We're building facilities in real world situations, in field situations...
So that companies can have access to that kind of demonstration facility here in Southern Ontario to develop their products, commercialize their products and show them to potential clients.
 
TOS:
Sophisticated global R&D network
100 technology incubators
102 water-related research institutes
 
NARRATION:
Ontario's deep pool of expertise also includes a sophisticated global R&D network that includes 100 technology incubators... 102 water-related research institutes... and thousands of world-class researchers working on water challenges and solutions.  All supported by a government committed to making Ontario a leader in clean water technologies.
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
In Ontario we've had a long history of success.  We've got established companies, we've got research excellence…
 
The financial support to build the kind of infrastructure that we're building within SOWC has been critical.
 
The capacity that we're building is absolutely unique.  
 
NARRATION:
Clean water.  It changes everything.  
 
Ontario – a global hub for world class research and testing, and a world leader in innovative, sustainable solutions. Ontario offers a strategic location for companies to develop cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of the global market.
 
BRENDA LUCAS:
Anybody in the water sector... I think has to be excited about what's happening in Ontario.
 
TOS:
Make Ontario Canada
Your Next Big Idea
www.InvestInOntario.com
 
NARRATION:
Ontario: Innovative – Competitive – and  a clean water leader
Make Ontario Canada... Your Next Big Idea
 

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