Announcing Go Build 2023—Apply by Aug. 31 to Collaborate with Saint-Gobain

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Dear Friends of Greentown Labs,


Alternative raw materials for buildings. Carbon traceability. Offshore wind turbine monitoring. Innovative materials for automotive efficiency. These are just some of the technology areas that startups and corporates are collaboratively advancing through this year’s Greentown Go programs! 

Today we announced that Greentown Go, our accelerator that fosters startup-corporate partnerships to decarbonize the key greenhouse-gas-emitting sectors, is accepting applications for Go Build 2023, which will focus on decarbonizing the built environment. Applications are also open for Go Make 2023, a program advancing solutions for carbon utilization, storage, and traceability.

Meanwhile, we’re currently selecting the cohorts for Go Energize 2023, which zeroes in on solutions for responsible offshore wind project development, and Year 3 of the Carbon to Value Initiative, which is catalyzing the carbontech economy. We hope you’ll join us at the Go Energize 2023 Kickoff Event on June 8, and stay tuned for news on the programs’ startup participants! 

We also wrapped up two accelerators this spring: Go Make 2022 and Go Move 2022. You can check out results from the Go Make program here and view a recording of the Go Move 2022 Final Showcase here!

As always, we’d appreciate your help spreading calls for applications with any startups in your network—sample language is included below. Do you have your own decarbonization challenge that could be solved through startup-corporate collaboration and innovation? Reach out to our Director of Partnerships Nour Ghadanfar about scoping out your own Greentown Go program!

Thank you for supporting Greentown Go and your commitment to climate action!

The Greentown Go Team

Just announced: Go Build 2023 with Saint-Gobain is accepting applications through Aug. 31! This program will focus on enabling circularity and decarbonizing the built environment by revolutionizing buildings, old and new.

We’re seeking applications from innovative startups at TRL 3 and above developing innovations to extend product life cycles, alternative raw materials, and enabling technologies for waste revalorization. See the full request for applications here.

Startups selected for the program will engage leadership from Saint-Gobain to explore potential partnership outcomes—including investment opportunities, development partnerships, and commercial partnerships—receive a $25k stipend, benefit from extensive networking, and more. Find additional information and apply by Aug. 31! 

Spread the Word

Share our sample tweet below to help spread the word to innovators in your network who are developing building solutions.

Applications are open for #GoBuild2023, a #GreentownGo startup-corporate partnerships accelerator from @GreentownLabs and @saintgobain focused on solutions for circularity and sustainability in the built environment! Learn more and apply by Aug. 31: 


We’re also currently accepting applications for Go Make 2023 with Shell! This accelerator aims to enable a circular, net-zero economy by advancing solutions for carbon utilization, storage, and traceability. 

If you lead or know of a startup at TRL 2-7 innovating in these areas that’s interested in working closely with Shell on potential partnership outcomes—including pilot projects, joint development agreements, licensing deals, investments, admittance to Shell GameChanger, and mentorship on technology validation and scaling—learn more and apply by Aug. 4!

Spread the Word

Share our sample tweet below to help spread the word to innovators in your network who are developing building solutions.

Is your #startup developing technologies for carbon utilization, storage, and/or traceability? Apply by Aug. 4 for #GoMake2023, @GreentownLabs’ startup-corporate partnerships accelerator with @Shell_USA:


Join us on June 8 at Greentown Boston and via livestream to celebrate the kickoff of Go Energize 2023—a program in partnership with Vineyard Wind and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center! At this EnergyBar networking event, attendees will hear lightning pitches from finalists working to accelerate environmental and digital solutions for responsible development in the offshore wind industry.

Stay tuned for an announcement of the Go Energize 2023 cohort in the weeks following the kickoff event!


This winter and spring, the Greentown Go Make 2022 cohort of five climatetech startups worked closely with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) (“MCA”) and the M-Lab Companies to accelerate partnerships to deploy and commercialize supply-chain-decarbonization solutions.

The startups and corporate partners announced investments, pilot projects, and more—check out the full results from the program here!

With a specific focus on material and recycling process innovations, Go Move 2022 brought BASF and Magna together with five innovative startups to solve some of the automotive industry’s most pressing decarbonization challenges.

Go Move 2022 concluded this spring, and at the final showcase the cohort shared how BASF and Magna helped them advance their technologies. Watch a recording of the event here and keep an eye out for a full recap of the program results soon!  

Late last month we kicked off Year 3 of the Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative—a unique partnership among the Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (UFL), Greentown, and Fraunhofer USA, and supported by NYSERDA! This program combines the structure of a partnership accelerator program inspired by Greentown Go with exclusive access to industry leaders shaping the carbontech marketplace of tomorrow.

Check out a recording of the kickoff, and stay tuned for an announcement on the program cohort soon! 

Curious about joining the C2V Initiative’s Carbontech Leadership Council? Please connect with its Program Director Frederic Clerc to discuss how your organization would benefit from staying on the front line of carbontech innovation!






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