Greentown Go: Advancing Innovation through Startup-Corporate Collaboration

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Dear Friends of Greentown Labs,

To reach climate goals, businesses have to grapple with new questions. Reducing emissions is not a simple process, and decarbonizing certain business functions or products can be daunting. Whatever your climate-related obstacle may be, Greentown Go believes that solving many of the hardest-to-decarbonize business challenges is made easier with startup-corporate collaboration. 

So far this year, we’ve seen how these collaborations can address the emissions that result from complex global supply chains in Go Make 2022 with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). In Go Move 2022 with BASF and Magna, we’ve seen how that same type of collaboration can advance circularity and decarbonize the lifecycle impact of materials in the automotive value chain. With the launch of Go Energize 2023 with Vineyard Wind and supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), startups are poised to collaborate with the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm to advance responsible and sustainable offshore wind development. Finally, with the launch of Year 3 of the Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative, innovative carbontech startups will have the opportunity to engage with business leaders across a wide array of industries to advance their carbon-related solutions.  

For more updates on our current programs and examples of how startups and corporates can work together on climate action, keep reading below.

As always, we’d appreciate your help spreading calls for applications with any startups in your network. If you represent a corporate partner interested in leading a Greentown Go program, you can reach out here. 

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

Katherine St. James
Senior Director of Programs

Created with the goal of fostering responsible offshore wind project development in the U.S., Greentown Go Energize 2023 with Vineyard Wind, developer of the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, and supported by the MassCEC is seeking submissions from startups that are developing innovative solutions for offshore turbine monitoring and ecological data collection, as well as digital solutions to improve turbine efficiency and longevity. Know of a startup that could benefit from education and relationship-building with key players in the offshore wind industry? Be sure to tell them to apply by April 4 and help spread the word to others in your network! For more info, read the full RFP and check out our recent informational webinar.  

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Decarbonizing supply chains is critical to reducing emissions from the manufacturing sector and beyond. From production to packaging and distribution, each stage of the supply chain needs robust climatetech innovation to make a net-zero future a reality. Specifically, Go Make 2022, with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) and supported by the M-Lab Companies, set out to find startups with solutions across supply chain management; packaging products and materials; alternative foods and ingredients; and green fleets and battery management. 

After three workshops that advanced collaboration between Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) and the program’s cohort of startups, Go Make 2022 comes to a close this month, and we’re excited to watch as the relationships made during the program continue to develop and flourish. Be sure to join us on Mar. 30 at our Boston location for a special EnergyBar: Go Make 2022 Final Showcase, where all five of the program’s graduates will present in person on their partnership progress with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) and the M-Lab Companies. 


Electrification of vehicles will help reduce the climate impact of the transportation sector—which alone is responsible for 16 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions—but that’s not the end of the story. Across the automotive manufacturing value chain, there are significant needs for emissions-reducing technologies. With a specific focus on material and recycling process innovations, Go Move 2022 with BASF and Magna is fostering productive relationships with innovative startups to solve some of the auto industry’s most pressing decarbonization challenges.

Want to hear more about the progress being made between BASF, Magna, and the Go Move 2022 cohort? Be sure to register and attend our EnergyBar: Go Move 2022 Final Showcase at our Boston incubator on May 11!


Applications for 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—are officially live! 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. 

Know a startup that is developing a novel solution for carbon capture, conversion, or removal? What about enabling technologies for carbontech like measurement, reporting, or verification software or financing, insurance, or carbon markets? Tell them to apply by March 31 and help spread the word to others in your network! For more info, read the full RFP, application page, or check out our recent informational webinar. Corporates interested in joining the Initiative’s Carbontech Leadership Council can also reach out to learn more.
As always, forward this newsletter to a startup that should apply!






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