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Cooper Perkins Joins Greentown Labs as Gigawatt Sponsor

Technology development leader will provide support to community of cleantech startups

Cooper Perkins, Inc., an industry leading engineering firm, has become the newest Gigawatt Sponsor of Greentown Labs, the nation’s largest cleantech incubator. The sponsorship will facilitate strong connections between Cooper Perkins and Greentown Labs’ entrepreneurs, enabling opportunities for collaboration, partnership and the advancement of clean technology innovation.

“Ultimately, we at Cooper Perkins are collectors of great stories and when we see one, we want to be part of it,” said Cooper Perkins CEO and co-founder Gerhard Pawelka. “This is what initially attracted our team to the Greentown Labs community and we look forward to further collaboration as they shape the future.”  As part of their sponsorship, Cooper Perkins’ team will provide engineering consulting services to Greentown Labs member companies, a resource with which all technical and hardware-focused startups can benefit.

“Greentown Labs is proud to be home to more than 50 energy and clean technology startups that are all working on highly technical products and we deeply value the guidance Cooper Perkins will provide them as they iterate on their prototypes,” said Greentown Labs CEO, Dr. Emily Reichert. “We’re excited to welcome Cooper Perkins to our strong network of partners and sponsors, and we’re eager to see how they collaborate with our member companies!”

In fact, these collaborative relationships are already underway. A team of engineers from Cooper Perkins is working with Greentown Labs’ member company AquaFresco as they improve efficiencies in commercial and residential laundry operations. By combining Cooper Perkins’ unique alchemy of interdisciplinary capabilities with AquaFresco’s foundational innovations, the design partnership maximizes the impact of its success.

Greentown Labs offers 33,000 sq. ft. of prototyping lab and office space, a shared machine shop, and an electronics shop to its startups. Members of Greentown Labs are immersed in a network of more than 45 local, national and international cleantech resources. The incubator is doubling the size of its headquarters in Somerville, MA, and in the fall of 2017 it will open its Global Center for Cleantech Innovation, providing an additional 58,000 sq. ft. of prototyping, office and event space for 50 additional startups. To learn more about the expansion, please visit


About Cooper Perkins

Cooper Perkins, Inc. is a team of pathologically curious and talented engineers who thrive on solving problems thought to be impossible, especially ones which have a tangible impact on society. With offices in Lexington, MA and San Francisco, CA, Cooper Perkins, Inc. is an engineering consulting firm that develops technology and designs elegant products, focusing on highly integrated electromechanical systems. The team’s foundational strength in physical sciences and mathematics gives it a strategic advantage in solving its clients’ most challenging engineering problems. The company has rich collection of experiences in industries including: robotics, medical devices, industrial controls, instrumentation, power and lighting, sports and fitness, consumer and IoT devices. For more information, please visit or follow Cooper Perkins on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

About Greentown Labs

Greentown Labs is a community of bold, passionate entrepreneurs creating game-changing energy technologies that transform the way we live, work and play. Located in Somerville, Mass., Greentown Labs is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, operating a 33,000-square-foot facility that enables entrepreneurs to solve today’s biggest energy and environmental problems. Greentown Labs hosts a constant stream of events and programs for the cleantech community and tours more than 10,000 visitors from around the world each year. Its mission is to enable a vibrant community of entrepreneurs to realize their visions by providing access to the resources, labs and funding they need to thrive. For more information, please visit or follow the incubator on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

Greentown Labs Media Contact:
Julia Travaglini

Cooper Perkins Media Contact: 
Kristine Schroeder