Ladies Learning Code’s National Learn To Code Day Being Hosted At Innovation Cluster’s Downtown Incubator

The Innovation Cluster - Peterborough and the Kawarthas will be hosting the Peterborough region of the annual National Learn to Code Day for women interested in coding at the downtown Cube for technology startups, on Saturday, September 23rd.

Presented by Ladies Learning Code, a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization that provides resources for women and children to learn skills in technology through a social and collaborative environment, this will give the opportunity for women to learn basic skills during Learn to Code Day.

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As a workshop that provides an inclusive experience to learn technological skills, Ladies Learning Code will present a beginner-friendly workshop to 30 women in the downtown Cube, as well as the same workshop being held in 29 cities across Canada.

The workshop is a public event open to any women wanting to learn or enhance their technological skills in coding and programming. Participants will gain skills and confidence while being educated in HTML, CSS, WordPress, Python, Ruby, web design and other skill-sets recommended to become digital creators.

National Girls Learning Code Day

National Girls Learning Code Day

The Innovation Cluster partnered with Ladies Learning Code in May to host National Girls Learning Code Day, a similar workshop directed towards young girls to learn basic skills in coding, in hopes to bring interest and awareness to tech-related opportunities as a career.

To register for Ladies Learning Code, click here.

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Innovation: Fleming College Students To Utilize New Space In Downtown Cube

The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Fleming College. Fleming will occupy 1,000 square-feet of dedicated space for use by business and technology students in the newly expanded downtown incubator located in the newly launched VentureNorth building at 270 George St. N.

“At Fleming, we are always seeking new ways to enhance work-integrated learning," says Maxine Mann, Dean of the School of Business and the School of Trades and Technology. "We know the actual nature of work is changing with innovation, entrepreneurism and synergies amongst technology and business being keys for the future success of our students and our communities. This space recognizes this change and allows our students to gain the skills needed for this cultural shift."

The Applied Project space will be integrated into the current youth zone for entrepreneurs under 29 years of age, which is located on the 3rd floor of the VentureNorth building.

“We’re very excited about the deep level of collaboration between GPIC and the Fleming College staff and students," says Michael Skinner, President & CEO of the Innovation Cluster. "Our past partnership through the FastStart program has already proven to help generate the awareness among students about entrepreneurship as a career path."

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Start-Up Noble Purification's State Of The Art Water Equipment Could Be A Game Changer

Noble Purification, a Peterborough-based start-up company and founder client of the Innovation Cluster's "The Cube" innovative technology incubator program, unveiled its new bio-filtration plant recently.

The new bio-filtration pilot plant has state-of the-art water purification equipment with filtration processes for converting algae blooms into feedstock for biofuels, while purifying wastewater.

Inventor Adam Noble

Inventor Adam Noble

Adam Noble, CEO of Noble Purification, invented this amazing new filtration method. Here's how it works:
The Euglena BioFiltration System is a simple concept inspired by nature. The idea derives from algae blooms and their ability to extract nearly all nutrients from their surroundings. Noble took this one step further to employ a very unique alga that can be tricked into absorbing minerals, heavy metals and other pollutants from the environment. Though algae blooms wreak havoc on our ecosystems, Noble has applied the same philosophy for positive results.

Noble and his team have the motivation, resources, knowledge and support to make a difference in the world, and their goal is to implement their biofiltration system in municipalities in Canada.

Noble wants to create sustainable and life-changing development, and they're beta testing this out of their county road plant near Trent University.

Noble Purification and The Cube collaborating on this unique venture is another example of technology innovation and ingenuity happening right here in Peterborough.

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