Saint-Gobain Opens Materials Library at Greentown Labs

Saint-Gobain Opens Materials Library at Greentown Labs

12/6/2018 - In continuation of Saint-Gobain’s partnership with Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology incubator in the United States, Saint-Gobain has opened the Materials Library at the Global Center for Cleantech Innovation. The Materials Library is a multi-use lab space created to connect the Greentown community with the diverse technologies, experts and businesses of Saint-Gobain.

"Saint-Gobain is a long-time partner of Greentown Labs and exemplifies exactly what our community of entrepreneurs needs when it comes to corporate innovation and startup collaboration” says Dr. Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs, “We've had the pleasure of working and partnering with many of Saint-Gobain's business units over the years including Saint-Gobain Research North America, NOVA External Ventures, CertainTeed, Sage Glass and more, and each group has a unique, hands-on approach to engaging with early-stage companies. The Materials Library at our Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is a great, tangible example of how Saint-Gobain's scientists and business leaders connect directly with our startups by providing access to their expertise and best-in-class materials and technologies."

This is the latest in Saint-Gobain's partnership with the incubator; Previously, Saint-Gobain made sustainable building material donations to the Global Center for Cleantech Innovation during its construction, as well as resourced a prototyping facility for shared use by the Greentown Labs and Saint-Gobain communities. The new Materials Library currently displays a variety of products and materials to catalyze discussions and collaborations between Greentown members and Saint-Gobain businesses.

“We are proud to have the Materials Library welcomed by the Greentown community, and excited for new opportunities to work closely on the world’s biggest challenges with the entrepreneurs at the incubator” says Dr. J. Alex Lee, Senior Research Engineer at SGR North America, “It’s about having a physical space for co-innovation--not just for our people to connect and talk, but also to see, touch and create things together. I hope to see the Materials Library continue to evolve with the new ways our communities collaborate.”

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