Carbon to Value Initiative Kickoff

Start: Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 17:00

End: Thursday, May 06, 2021 at 19:00

Join us to meet the Carbon to Value Initiative's inaugural cohort of carbontech startups!

About this Event

Join us on Thursday, May 6 for the Carbon to Value Initiative Kickoff Event!

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 supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Consulate General of Canada in New York.

Join us as we welcome the first cohort of startups to this exciting new program, which will connect them with experts, resources, and programming to help them achieve their commercial and technical milestones!

At this virtual event, attendees will:

  • Hear pitches from the C2V Initiative’s inaugural cohort of carbontech startups developing technology and business innovations to capture, utilize and sequester carbon
  • Hear from carbontech experts
  • Have the opportunity to network with VIPs and executives from the Carbontech Leadership Council
  • Network with carbontech entrepreneurs, investors, students, and other climate champions

Agenda (tentative; all times ET):

  • 4:00-4:05: Opening Remarks from Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director at UFL
  • 4:05-4:15: How Carbontech Fits into NYSERDA Innovation Agenda, Doreen Harris, President & CEO of NYSERDA
  • 4:15-4:45: Lightning Presentations from C2V’s first-year cohort startups (below)
  • 4:45-5:00: Keynote Speaker Shuchi Talati, Chief of Staff Fossil Energy at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • 5:00-5:05: Closing Remarks from Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs
  • 5:05-6:00: Networking (Remo)

C2V's First-Year Cohort Startups – Lighting Presentations Line-up:

  1. CarbonQuest
  2. CarbonFree
  3. Air Company
  4. Cemvita Factory
  5. CERT
  6. Mars Materials
  7. Made of Air
  8. Planetary Hydrogen
  9. Carbfix
  10. Patch


    About Greentown Labs

    Greentown Labs is a community of climatetech and cleantech 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 groundbreaking startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers lab and office space, software and business resources, and a large network of corporate partners, investors, industry experts, and fellow entrepreneurs. Greentown Labs is headquartered in Somerville, MA and has supported more than 300 startups since its founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 6,500 direct jobs and have raised more than $1 billion in funding. Greentown's second-ever location will open in Houston, TX, in spring 2021. For more information, please visit or TwitterFacebook, 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 or find us on Twitter. For more information about NYU Tandon please visit

    About Fraunhofer

    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 on Fraunhofer USA, please visit or find us on Twitter and LinkedIn.