Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in the United States, announced Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc. ("Shell"), as a Founding Sponsor of the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation. Both organizations are committed to society's clean energy future and recognize the important role collaboration plays in bringing new energy solutions to market. Shell has served as a Terawatt Sponsor of Greentown Labs since 2013 and by deepening their partnership, Greentown Labs and Shell will enable more cleantech startups to succeed and solve society's big energy challenges.
Just steps away from Greentown Labs' current location, the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation will serve as the incubator's headquarters and transform the incubator into a multi-facility campus totaling more than 100,000 sq. ft. When the Global Center opens in November 2017, it will provide additional prototyping lab space, office space for more than 100 cleantech startups, a 24-bench wet lab, electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle charging stations, and a 500-person event space which will serve as a convener for the global cleantech community.
Shell's Founding Sponsorship has played a critical role in bringing the Global Center to fruition. Key elements of this sponsorship include:
The Shell Prototyping Lab – The prototyping lab is the most highly sought after space at Greentown Labs and with Shell's support, the exclusively named Shell Prototyping Lab will help hundreds of hardware-focused clean energy startups build their products. Greentown Labs' flexible lab space allows cleantech startups to develop their technology from initial R&D to rapid prototyping, and helps prepare them for manufacturing and commercialization.