Local startups are an important part of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, and many are making extraordinary efforts to create solutions to help others stay safe in the wake of COVID-19. covidhealth.ca is proud to partner with and support Alchemy, a nanotechnology company founded in May 2013 by a group of Nanotechnology Engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo, in their pursuit to manufacture hand sanitizer and make it available at cost for our local community. This upcoming week, Alchemy will be producing their first batch of 250L of hand sanitizer with their available resources and infrastructure, and will continue to manufacture more in order to meet the demands of our community moving forward. They have also offered to sell smaller, 250mL bottles if they find there is a demand in that direction.

 

Local startups are an important part of the Kitchener-Waterloo community, and many are making extraordinary efforts to create solutions to help others stay safe in the wake of COVID-19. covidhealth.ca is proud to partner with and support Alchemy, a nanotechnology company founded in May 2013 by a group of Nanotechnology Engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo, in their pursuit to manufacture hand sanitizer and make it available at cost for our local community. This upcoming week, Alchemy will be producing their first batch of 250L of hand sanitizer with their available resources and infrastructure, and will continue to manufacture more in order to meet the demands of our community moving forward. They have also offered to sell smaller, 250mL bottles if they find there is a demand in that direction.

Hand sanitizers made by Alchemy

Hand sanitizers made by Alchemy

Waterloo Region is known on a global scale for its innovation, especially from its students! Quickly and innovatively adapting to the recent changes due to COVID-19, Alchemy has successfully converted its business from developing nanocoating solutions for autonomous vehicles and military equipment to creating an affordable manufacturing space for much needed hand sanitizer production. Even though the work that local startups are doing may look a little different these days, they continue to prove that they are still connected and integral to the community by finding innovative ways to work together to help to create solutions in this time of crisis!

 

Waterloo Region is known on a global scale for its innovation, especially from its students! Quickly and innovatively adapting to the recent changes due to COVID-19, Alchemy has successfully converted its business from developing nanocoating solutions for autonomous vehicles and military equipment to creating an affordable manufacturing space for much needed hand sanitizer production. Even though the work that local startups are doing may look a little different these days, they continue to prove that they are still connected and integral to the community by finding innovative ways to work together to help to create solutions in this time of crisis!

 

Written by: Maliyah Bernard

Written by: Maliyah Bernard