Oct. 29, 2015

  • We had big news to announce at the 2015 DEMO Day: an expansion to our current headquarters, 444 Somerville Ave. in Somerville, MA! The expansion would more than double Greentown’s size, creating a 100,000-square-foot campus with enough space for more than 100 climate-oriented startups. Read more about the expansion announcement here in the Boston Business Journal.
  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker; Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito; then-Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton; and Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone also toured the lab and met with entrepreneurs who shared their work and progress. Companies showcased their technologies, which included robotic railroad inspection systems, aquaponic systems for growing food in your home, the world’s first floating wind turbine, and more. Learn about two of these companies, Altaeros and RailPod, here and here.
  • The fourth annual DEMO Day was one of four connected events organized by Greentown and the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) on Oct. 29, 2015. The morning held NECEC’s Strategic Partner Network Emerging Markets Seminar and Lunch, which led into Greentown’s DEMO Day in the afternoon. The festivities wrapped up with NECEC’s annual Green Tie Gala.
  • Featured speakers:
  • Lead event partners:
    • Foley Hoag
    • Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
    • Northeast Clean Energy Council
    • Zipcar