Three U of T startups receive SDTC funding to advance commercialization

Nanoleaf, QD Solar and ARDA Power Inc. are among 36 Canadian companies to receive funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to support commercialization of their innovative technologies.

QD Solar is the recipient of $2.55 million to support their efforts toward commercializing their innovative colloidal quantum dot technology for next generation photovoltaic cells.  The research comes from work initiated by Professor Ted Sargent and his research group.

Arda Power Inc. is the recipient of a $400, 000 grant to support their work developing direct current microgrid technologies.  Arda Power was formed in 2009 to commercialize power conversion technology developed by Professor Peter Lehn in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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