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Carbon to Value Initiative Year 2 Kickoff
June 8 @ 18:00 - 20:00 CDT
Join us on Wednesday, June 8 for the Carbon to Value Initiative’s Year 2 Kickoff Event!
Year 2 of the C2V Initiative builds on its successful first year in 2021 that led to partnerships, technology advancement, and industry growth. Join us, together with Fluor Corporation, a leading global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, as we kick off year 2 of this exciting program, which will connect the selected startups with experts, resources, and programming to help them achieve their commercial and technical milestones!
At this event, attendees will:
Learn from the following panel of industry and carbontech experts:
- Curt Graham, Office of Technology Lead, Fluor
- Katie MacDonald, Director Technology to Market, NYSERDA
- Sebastian Wicklein, Lead of R&D, Fraunhofer USA
- Anu Khan, Deputy Director of Science and Innovation, Carbon180
Network with members of the Carbontech Leadership Council as well as with the Houston climatetech ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, governemants, nonprofits and talent.
Agenda (6:00 – 8:00 pm CDT)
- 6:00 – 6:10 pm – Welcome Remarks
- 6:10 – 6:50 pm – C2V Panel
- 6:50 – 7:20 pm – Startup Finalist Pitches
- 7:20 – 7:25 pm – Fluor Closing Remarks
- 7:25 – 8:00 pm – Networking Reception (In-Person)
The Carbon to Value (C2V) Initiative is a multi-year collaboration between The Urban Future Lab (UFL), Greentown Labs, and the Fraunhofer USA TechBridge Program. This unique partnership is driving the creation of a thriving innovation ecosystem for the commercialization of carbontech — technologies that capture, convert and store carbon dioxide (CO₂) into valuable end products or services. The C2V Initiative is founded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
About Greentown Labs
Greentown Labs is a community of climate action pioneers working to design a more sustainable world. As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporates, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven by the mission of providing startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, and a large network of corporate customers, investors, and more. With its headquarters in Somerville, Mass. and a recently opened incubator in Houston, TX, Greentown Labs is home to more than 180 startups and has supported more than 400 startups since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 8,400 jobs and have raised more than $2.2 billion in funding. For more information, please visit www.greentownlabs.com or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
About Urban Future Lab
The Urban Future Lab (UFL) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering is New York City’s longest running cleantech startup incubator. As an integral part of the NYU Tandon Future Labs network, UFL provides unmatched access to industry stakeholders, strategic advice, marketing and branding support, investor networks, and a community of like-minded founders. Our portfolio includes industry-leading startups in the areas of renewable energy, smart buildings, transportation, and resource-efficiency. UFL is leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change. Since 2009, UFL has incubated over 60 companies that have cumulatively raised $868M in capital with 88% survival rate. For more information, please visit ufl.nyc or find us on Twitter. For more information about NYU Tandon please visit engineering.nyu.edu.
Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of applied research. Fraunhofer USA was founded to conduct applied R & D for customers from industry and state governments and the federal government in the United States. Partnering with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application- oriented research and development organization, Fraunhofer USA can offer both domestic and international resources to our customers. The TechBridge Program is led by Fraunhofer USA with the core offering being applied, industry-focused projects performed for entrepreneurs by the Fraunhofer Network with the express goal of de-risking novel technologies for the private sector. Projects may take the form of developing and testing prototypes, deploying field demonstrations, performing third-party validation, generating test data in an industry context, or manufacturability studies. For more information, please visit www.fraunhofer.org or find us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Fluor is a publicly-trading professional and technical services company, delivering engineering, procurement and construction projects around the world for more than 100 years. Fluor’s clients include leaders in energy, chemicals, life sciences, advanced technologies, mining, metals and infrastructure, as well as government agencies. In 2021, Fluor was ranked 196 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest American companies. Fluor’s 41,000 deeply-skilled employees bring to the company their commitment to high ethical standards and robust health, safety and environmental practices. Clients benefit from Fluor’s innovative, sustainable solutions as well as more than a century of experience on the world’s most challenging projects. For more information, please visit www.fluor.com or find us Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.