WHO: Stakeholders from across the advanced materials field came together this fall for Greentown Labs’ first Advanced Materials Pitch Day. The full-day event convened startups, Greentown’s terawatt and gigawatt corporate partners, investors, and academics.
WHAT: Sector Pitch Days bring together experts around a central climate challenge. The Advanced Materials Pitch Day zeroed in on materials for energy, manufacturing and industry, and bio-based and biodegradable materials. Programming included market overviews from Greentown partner Lux Research, presentations from Boston-area academics, lightning pitches from startups, and reverse pitches from corporates.
WHEN: The first Advanced Materials Pitch Day was on Oct. 30, 2019. In the future, Greentown aims to host quarterly Sector Pitch Days in 2020 focused on other areas related to climate change, such as transportation, electricity, buildings, agriculture, and manufacturing.
WHERE: The Advanced Materials Pitch Day was held at the Global Center for Cleantech Innovation, Greentown’s headquarters, in Somerville, Mass.
WHY: Greentown is all about forging connections to address the world’s most pressing climate challenges. We get to witness firsthand the magic that happens when people bring their expertise together to tackle a problem, and think critically about how to support those connections. These Sector Pitch Days are designed to foster that collaboration among corporates, startups, investors, and academics and to push cleantech fields forward.
Want to learn more? Check out the Advanced Materials Pitch Day program here for a full list of presenters, or email Greentown Labs’ Director of Corporate Partnerships Andrew Takacs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.