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Carbon to Value Initiative Year 3 Kickoff

May 24 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm ET

Mark your calendars—May 24 we celebrate the Year 3 startup finalists!

Join us virtually or at Greentown Boston on Wednesday, May 24 to celebrate the kickoff of Year 3 of the Carbon to Value Initiative!

The Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative is a multi-year collaboration between The Urban Future Lab (UFL), Greentown Labs, Fraunhofer USA, and NYSERDA.

This unique partnership is driving the creation of a thriving innovation ecosystem for the commercialization of carbontech—technologies that capture, convert and store carbon dioxide (CO₂) into valuable end products or services. The C2V Initiative is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

Three years ago the Carbon to Value Initiative was formed as a way to unlock a new carbontech economy and bring innovative solutions to scale, all while building a collaborative new ecosystem. This year marks the C2V Initiative’s third year and we’ve received a record breaking number of applications —161!

Following this kick-off event, startups selected to participate in Year 3 of the Initiative will have the opportunity to work closely with the Carbontech Leadership Council, an invitation-only group of executive leaders across diverse industry sectors driving the future of carbontech. Year 3 of the C2V Initiative builds on two successful years (Cohort 1; Cohort 2) that led to partnerships, technology advancement, and industry growth.

At this event, attendees will hear from industry experts and hear pitches from this year’s carbontech startup finalists.


Times listed are in ET:

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Doors open, refreshments*

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM Welcome Remarks

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM Startup Finalist Pitches

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Networking Reception*

*in-person only

About Greentown

Greentown Labs is a community of climate action pioneers working to design a more sustainable world. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporates, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven by the mission of providing startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, and a large network of corporate customers, investors, and more. With incubators in Somerville, Mass. and Houston, Texas, Greentown Labs is home to more than 200 startups and has supported more than 500 since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 24,000 jobs, raised more than $4 billion in funding, and generated more than $9.8 billion in regional economic impact. Follow Greentown on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn!

About Urban Future Lab

The Urban Future Lab (UFL) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is New York City’s longest running cleantech startup incubator. As an integral part of the NYU Tandon Future Labs network, UFL provides unmatched access to industry stakeholders, strategic advice, marketing and branding support, investor networks, and a community of like-minded founders. Our portfolio includes industry-leading startups in the areas of renewable energy, smart buildings, transportation, and resource-efficiency. UFL is leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change. Since 2009, UFL has incubated over 60 companies that have cumulatively raised $868M in capital with 88% survival rate. For more information, please visit ufl.nyc or find them on Twitter. For more information about NYU Tandon please visit engineering.nyu.edu.

About Fraunhofer

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of applied research. Fraunhofer USA was founded to conduct applied R & D for customers from industry and state governments and the federal government in the United States. Partnering with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application- oriented research and development organization, Fraunhofer USA can offer both domestic and international resources to our customers. The TechBridge Program is led by Fraunhofer USA with the core offering being applied, industry-focused projects performed for entrepreneurs by the Fraunhofer Network with the express goal of de-risking novel technologies for the private sector. Projects may take the form of developing and testing prototypes, deploying field demonstrations, performing third-party validation, generating test data in an industry context, or manufacturability studies. For more information, please visit www.fraunhofer.org or find them on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Questions? Reach out to Greentown Labs’ Events Coordinator, Kelly Wilson (kwilson@greentownlabs.com).

Please note that by registering to attend this event you are accepting these terms: You acknowledge that alcohol will be served and all attendees are subject to be ID’ed (only those 21+ will be served); You consent to your image or likeness being used in content associated with the event; You release Greentown Labs and all partners from any and all liability stemming from any event-related incident.

Venue Information

Parking is incredibly limited at Greentown Labs. We encourage attendees to consider taking advantage of public transportation. We’re a short walk from the newly opened Union Square station, as well as 1 mile away from the Harvard MBTA station. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. We offer indoor bike parking on-site and the closest Bluebikes stations are at Dane St., Conway Park and Union Square.

Greentown Boston
444 Somerville Ave
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 United States
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Event Health + Safety Policy

This event is in-person and masks are encouraged but not required Greentown Labs. We recommend a medical grade or K/N95 mask; Greentown provides medical grade masks at the front desk of each location.

Greentown Labs is committed to the health and safety of our team, startups, partners, and attendees, and is actively monitoring local guidelines and CDC recommendations.