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Applications are open for the InNOVAte 2019 Challenge - Apply by April 8

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Applications are open for the InNOVAte 2019 Challenge - Apply by April 8! In partnership with CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain NOVA, Greentown Labs is seeking applications for innovative ideas to disrupt the built environment value chain. This program will focus on innovation in four key areas along the value chain: design and planning, procurement and distribution, building and construction, operation and occupation.

Selected Greentown Labs InNOVAte 2019 awardee(s) may be eligible for the following awards and benefits, including:

  • Partnership and/or investment from Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed by end of program
  • $25,000 in non-dilutive grant funding
  • Desk space at the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation
  • Acceptance into Greentown Launch, a 6-month acceleration program for startups at Greentown Labs
  • Exclusive access to the Greentown Labs and Saint-Gobain networks
  • Access to select Saint-Gobain testing capabilities, technical facilities and expertise

To learn more, and to apply:

About Greentown Labs

Located in Somerville, Mass., and founded in 2011, the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, operating a 100,000 sq. ft. campus comprised of prototyping and wet lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, electronics lab, and a curated suite of programs and resources. Greentown Labs is home to more than 90 startups.

About Saint-Gobain in North America

Saint-Gobain helps create great living spaces by combining comfort and sustainability. For more than three-and-a-half centuries, Saint-Gobain has been enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere, whether it’s by addressing climate change, delivering true sustainable development, advancing the information revolution, participating in medical breakthroughs or playing a vital role in space exploration in North America. 

About CertainTeed

CertainTeed Corporation is a North American manufacturer of building materials for both commercial and residential construction and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain.  CertainTeed® is a leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.  

About NOVA

NOVA, Saint-Gobain’s External Ventures arm, is dedicated to fostering partnerships with startups, incubators, and venture capital funds all over the world. Since 2006, NOVA identifies forward-thinking startups whose philosophies align with Saint-Gobain’s focus on well-being and sustainability and connects these startups with the resources and experience of Saint-Gobain. 

Partnership with Saint-Gobain

Partnership with Saint-Gobain opens the door for critical information to continue to build and grow your startup. You’re eligible for:

  • Access to top talent and business unit leadership as you refine your business model and/or product
  • Access to customers across Saint-Gobain’s related business areas (residential, commercial construction) and beyond (mobility, life sciences, high performance industrial solutions)
  • Access to more than 100 research and development and 8 transversal R&D centers across the globe
  • Access to full time talent from Saint-Gobain that will be matched with your team to support throughout the six-month program (and beyond pending the success of your venture within the Greentown Launch program)

Investment from Saint-Gobain

If your team is selected and completes the six month Greentown Launch program, you may become eligible to receive an investment from Saint-Gobain CertainTeed. Investments may range from Seed to Series A and will be allocated pending a thorough due diligence and relationship building process during the 2019 program.