Holcim cooperates with the largest climate incubator in North America


Zug/Somerville – Holcim will drive innovation for the decarbonization of the built environment with Greentown Labs, the largest climate technology incubator in North America. In this way, the building materials group aims to become an early adopter of new cutting-edge technologies.

Holcim is now working with Greentown Labs to accelerate the development of new climate technologies for sustainable construction. The premium partnership with Greentown Labs, known as Terawatt, gives Holcim preferential access to promising start-ups that focus on innovative and sustainable building solutions, according to a press release. In this way, Holcim aims to become an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies for the decarbonization of the construction industry.

Greentown Labs is the largest incubator for climate technology start-ups in North America. The start-up center with locations in Somerville in the US state of Massachusetts and in Houston, Texas, is home to more than 200 young companies. Since its foundation in 2011, it has supported over 525 start-ups with laboratory space, shared offices, machine and tool workshops, electronics, software and business resources and a large network of experts. Holcim is also joining the Greentown Industry Leadership Council, which provides Greentown with strategic advice, for example on shortening the time from technological development to market maturity.

“The combination of Holcim MAQER Ventures, our venture capital program, with Greentown’s outstanding selection of successful climate tech start-ups will serve as a catalyst to reinvent how the world builds for a regenerative future,” Holcim’s head of sustainability Nollaig Forrest is quoted as saying. Through MAQER Ventures, Holcim says it works with hundreds of start-ups in its open innovation ecosystem and conducts research in 15 areas, from ultra high-strength concrete to 3D printing. ce/mm