In September 2017, Tufts entered into an agreement with Somerville's Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology incubator in the U.S., in order to enter into a mutually beneficial partnership that furthered both organizations' commitment to sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of the agreement, Greentown Labs and Tufts will share their collective expertise, resources, and networks and collaborate on supporting a network of local startup companies and entrepreneurs who prioritize sustainability and combating environmental issues through advancement and innovation.
This partnership gives the Tufts community the opportunity to contribute significantly to the cleantech industry: a member of the Tufts community will serve as the faculty-in-residence to Greentown Labs, advising new business members in the incubator, and a recent graduate will serve as the primary liaison between the university and Greentown Labs. Startups proposed and run by Tufts affiliates will additionally receive access to becoming Greentown Labs member companies. The Greentown Labs community will also benefit from the partnership through access to faculty, current and past research, especially pertaining to cleantech and environmental industries, and other resources, including laboratory and other physical space on the Medford campus. This new alliance strengthens Tufts' commitment to environmental sustainable and innovation. Click here to learn more Greentown Labs' commitment to environmental innovation and sustainability!
Meet the Greentown Liaison!
Benny Kim (MSIM '17) is the first Tufts-Greentown Liaison who will help to stimulate the growing relationship between Tufts University and its partner, Greentown Labs. Based at TIE, Benny's primary task is to establish a strong relationship between the two organizations by connecting students, faculty, researchers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers in the clean technology field. In addition, Benny also works to build partnerships with global leaders in cleantech and entrepreneurship, keeping with his mission of bringing together those who are working to sove the biggest energy and environmental challenges. Prior to accepting the position, Benny completed a consulting project for Greentown Labs, an initiative which spurred the collaboration between the Tufts Gordon Instiute and Greentown, and contributed to the partnership that exists today. To connect with Benny, please contact his email.