Holcim cooperating with North America’s largest climate incubator

19 January 2024 09:19

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Zug/Somerville - Holcim is to promote innovations seeking to decarbonize the built environment in partnership with Greentown Labs, the largest climate tech startup incubator in North America. In so doing, the construction materials group is aiming to become an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies.

Holcim is now working with Greentown Labs to accelerate the development of innovative climate technologies for sustainable construction. The premium “Terawatt” partnership with Greentown Labs will offer Holcim privileged access to promising start-ups focused on the development of innovative and sustainable building solutions, further details of which can be found in a press release. Through this, Holcim is seeking to become an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies for the decarbonization of the construction industry.

Greentown Labs, the largest climate tech startup incubator in North America, operates out of locations in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Houston, Texas, and is home to more than 200 start-ups. Since being founded in 2011, it has supported more than 525 start-ups by offering lab space, shared offices, machine and tool workshops, electronics, software and business resources, as well as putting the start-ups into contact with an extensive network of professionals. Holcim is also joining the Greentown Industry Leadership Council, which strategically advises Greentown, for example in relation to reducing the time required from technological development to market launch.

“The combination of Holcim MAQER Ventures, our venture capital program, with Greentown’s stellar roster of successful climate tech start-ups will serve as a catalyst to reinvent how the world builds for a regenerative future”, comments Nollaig Forrest, Chief Sustainability Officer at Holcim, in the press release. According to information from the company itself, through MAQER Ventures, Holcim works with hundreds of start-ups in its open innovation ecosystem and carries out research in 15 fields ranging from ultra-high-strength concrete to 3D printing. ce/mm

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