Announcing Go Make 2023—Apply Now!

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Dear Friends of Greentown Labs,

We’re excited to share that Greentown Go Make 2023 with Shell is accepting startup applications through Aug. 4!

Go Make 2023 aims to enable a circular, net-zero economy by advancing solutions for carbon utilization, storage, and traceability. It is the latest program in the Go Make track of Greentown Go, Greentown’s climatetech partnerships accelerator that injects momentum and traction into startup-corporate collaborations to decarbonize the global economy, unlocking the power of climate solutions at scale.

We’re seeking applications from innovative startups at TRL 2-7 in the following technology areas. Read the full request for applications here.

  • Alternative Carbon Feedstocks in Carbon-Intensive Commodities
    • Drop-in replacements for conventional hydrocarbon-based fuels
    • Chemical building blocks, intermediates, and polymers
    • Lubricants, lubricant components, and additives
    • Pre-treatment technologies to prepare alternative carbon feedstocks for conversion into intermediates and products
  • Biogenic and Nature-Based Solutions
    • Soil amendments to improve soil carbon sequestration and stabilization processes within the agricultural sector
    • Pre-treatment technologies to prepare bio-renewable feedstocks for biological conversion into products 
    • Novel proteins and sugars derived from from naturally occurring or genetically engineered microorganisms via CO2 digestion
    • Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage 
    • Environment carbon-storage solutions
  • Carbon Storage and Traceability Solutions
    • Carbon nanotubes and carbon sink materials 
    • Novel manufacturing processes and materials that fix, react, or absorb CO2 over their lifetime
    • Carbon offsets, trading, and solutions that enhance transparency, credit sharing, and public reporting 

Startups: Here’s how this six-month, highly structured program could benefit you:

  • Engage leadership from Shell and explore partnership outcomes, including pilot projects, joint development agreements, licensing deals, investments, admittance to Shell GameChanger, and mentorship on technology validation and scaling
  • Receive $15,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
  • Benefit from mentorship, networking opportunities, and partnership-focused programming from the Greentown community of climatetech startup experts
  • Get exclusive access to the Greentown and Shell networks 
  • Receive desk space and membership within Greentown for the duration of the program







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