Tufts Partners with the World's Largest Cleantech Incubator
Through this partnership, Greentown Labs and Tufts University will share their collective expertise, resources, and networks to collaborate with a host local startup companies.
Greentown Labs provides co-working space for the development of projects focused on renewable power, sustainable transportation, battery storage, industrial waste recycling, and a variety of other focus areas.
“We’re elevating the vision of cleantech.”
“The Tufts/Greentown partnership is powerful because it connects idea generators and new technologies from a great research university to the ecosystem of a world-class cleantech incubator. It opens up all kinds of opportunities for Tufts students and faculty, and enables opportunities to go from the lab to the marketplace.” – Dr. Barbara Kates-Garnick, Professor of Practice at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and TIE-Greentown Advisory Committee member.
The first year of the TIE-Greentown partnership
4 start-ups using Tufts IP are now Greentown members, with additional Tufts-inspired ventures in the pipeline;
12 Tufts students completed internships with Greentown member companies
4 Tufts student teams from 180 Degrees Consulting and the M.S. in Innovation Management program completed consulting projects with Greentown companies
Meet the Greentown Liaison
Benny Kim (MSIM '17) is the first Tufts-Greentown Liaison.
Benny fosters the relationship between the two organizations by connecting students, faculty, researchers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers in the clean technology field.
He also works to build partnerships with global leaders in cleantech and entrepreneurship, keeping with his mission of bringing together those who are working to solve the biggest energy and environmental challenges. For more information, contact Benny.