Go Make

Go Make

Let’s redesign how we make everything.

Manufacturing contributes 31 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions; to decarbonize the sector, we need solutions that transform how goods are sourced, produced, and managed at end-of-life. 

In this program track, we bring startups and corporates together to accelerate the commercialization of technologies to revolutionize supply chains for everything from plastics, to batteries, and beyond. How do you want to shape the future of manufacturing?

Let’s Go.

Go Make 2022

Decarbonize Supply Chains with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Greentown Go Make 2022 with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) (MCA) and supported by the M-Lab Companies strives to decarbonize entire supply chains, from production through packaging and distribution.

We’re seeking applications from innovative startups in supply chain management; packaging products and materials; alternative foods and ingredients; and green fleets and battery management. 

Scope

We are looking for startups at TRL 3 and above that decarbonize supply chains, namely through supply chain management, packaging products and materials, alternative foods and ingredients, and green fleets and battery management. View the full RFP.

  • Supply Chain Management

    • CO2 visualization / reduction solutions with an intensive focus on physical assets such as warehouses, factories, vehicles, and commercial buildings
      • Identifying emissions flows and measuring emissions by sensors and other methods
      • Visualizing how emissions happen
      • Automatically building and developing countermeasures
  • Packaging Products and Materials

    • Circularity solutions for packaging
      • E.g., traceability of recycled plastics; packaging manufacturing technologies that utilize CO2 as an input; visualization and/or management of carbon footprint of packaging products; GHG separation, recovery, and reuse technologies relevant to packaging
    • Materials innovation for low-environmental impact of plastics
      • E.g., renewable, easily recyclable material technologies; biomass utilization technology
    • Sustainable packaging and supply chain solutions that can limit food loss
      • E.g., low-cost, sustainable cryogenic transportation solutions
  • Alternative Foods and Ingredients

    • High-output, low-environmental impact foods
      • E.g., alternative proteins; cultured meat/fish; algae, seaweeds, and insects; new types of novel ingredients
    • Low-impact inputs
      • E.g., environmentally friendly fertilizers/pesticides; sustainable feeds for animal/fish farming; life-vitalizing inputs, like microbes
    • Novel food production and enabling manufacturing technologies
      • E.g., indoor farms, aquaculture innovations, insect and algae production, precision fermentation
  • Green Fleet / Battery Management

    • Solutions to optimize e-fleet management
      • E.g., collecting battery usage data; precise battery SoH estimation; utilizing battery as energy management resource without damaging its SoH
    • End-of-life solutions for e-fleets
      • E.g., used battery collection, storage, dismantling, and hauling; reuse or repurpose for increasing used battery residual value; advanced BMS for increasing capacity of combined unbalanced used battery
    • Solutions for recycling or production of e-fleet batteries to promote circularity
      • E.g., increasing material recovery ratio in lithium ion battery recycling; using flame-retardant electrolyte or utilizing new material or architecture for safety and easy handling in end of e-fleet life phase

Benefits for Startups

  • Engage leadership from MCA and explore potential partnership outcomes, including investment opportunities, development partnerships, and commercial partnerships
  • Receive $25,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
  • Gain access to mentorship, partnership-focused programming, and networking opportunities with Greentown, MCA, and the M-Lab Companies
  • Get desk space and membership at Greentown Labs throughout the program

Timeline

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The M-Lab Consortium is made up of 11 top-tier Japanese organizations, including:

Past Go Make Programs

BASF and Stanley Black & Decker

Go Make 2019

Circularity Challenge: Plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains

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Go Make 2015

PROPEL: Industrial IoT + sensors

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Go Make Alumni

“​​Nothing spurs actual action more quickly than doing a challenge. We have a lot of great things to say about how much the facilitation provided by Greentown Labs and the program makes it easier for us to plug-and-play into a startup ecosystem, in a way that we might not otherwise have the infrastructure to do. This is a great example of a multi-stakeholder approach.”

Mitchell Toomey

Director of Sustainability at BASF

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