Incubators accelerate the commercialization of clean energy start-ups and grow the clean energy innovation ecosystem. Membership to an incubator provides entrepreneurs with an array of targeted resources and services; including physical office/coworking space, shared equipment/lab space, mentoring/coaching, office hours/educational workshops with experts, cross pollination among peers, and invitations to networking events to meet investors, corporate, and strategic partners. In some cases, incubators also provide customized services, such as prototyping manufcaturing assistance. Start-ups need a range of these services to grow and commercialize. Incubator staff deliver these benefits and serve as a connector and covener to additional clean energy ecosystem experts.
If you are a clean energy start-up seeking incubator resources and services, review the incubators featured on this page to find the best fit for your clean energy business. For supplemental information, review MassCEC's IncubateMass One-Pager. For additional resources, review MassCEC's webpage on Accelerators and Business Resources for start-up companies.
If you are an incubator that supports clean energy start-ups, visit the IncubateMass Webpage to learn about MassCEC's funding program for incubator operations and management.
CIE is located in the South Coast Research and Technology Park, within a 60,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art technology facility that contains research laboratories with focused technology and key equipment, a fully functioning machine shop and rapid prototyping center, a conference center and a technology venture center. The CIE provides space, from benchtop to full bays, for technology based startups and advanced technology and manufacturing solutions, through industry and university partnerships, technical and business expertise, and support services, to meet current and future business needs.
NSIV’s Cleantech InnoVenture Center cultivates innovative cleantech start-up companies and supports sustained economic growth in the region. They provide their companies access to 10,000 sq. ft. of shared office space and laboratories, shared equipment, mentoring and educational services, sponsor services, experienced entrepreneurs and investment advisers and support in raising capital. Together they help them conserve capital, make good decisions, build strong teams and achieve development and funding milestones.
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Greentown Labs offers their cleantech startups access to 33,000 sq. ft. of a shared prototyping lab, office space and event space. They also leverage their facility, partners, and sponsors to provide their entrepreneurs with access to the equipment within their machine shop, services, education and the network they need to launch their companies quickly. By immersing their members into a growing community of energy and cleantech entrepreneurs, Greentown enables their startups to solve big energy problems.
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Founded and operated by the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, the Worcester Cleantech Incubator (WCTI) is a community in the heart of central Massachusetts dedicated to building change. The WCTI facility, located in the Printers Building at 44 Portland Street in Worcester, provides access to the physical, network, and capital resources companies need to propel ideas to market – to bring products to market cheaper and faster. In addition to space, they provide in-house advising, mentorship, networking support, and external services (i.e. legal services) to entrepreneurs and startups. The 10,000 square foot space offers private offices, co-working space, conference rooms, event space, and prototyping labs.
The Chestnut Innovation Center is a Business Ecosystem, a vibrant environment for growing companies moving from prototypes to profitTM. The Ecosystem provides key elements companies need to get into production efficiently and get to market and profitability, including 3D printer, machine tooling, specialty coatings, plastics, custom wiring, assembly and packaging. Additionally the Chestnut Innovation Center offers flexible manufacturing space with capabilities to facilitate market access as well as flexible office spaces. They can also help provide knowledge transfer through their mentoring services to assist their companies.
The Quincy Center for Innovation is a 12,500 square foot co-operative work environment located just 7 miles south of Boston and minutes from the Wollaston MBTA Red Line, and fosters an environment for co-working and collaboration, supporting start-ups and early phase companies. It was formed in 2013 as a strategic partnership between the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Quincy 2000 Collaborative, Eastern Nazarene College and the City of Quincy. As a resident, or "program entrant", you will have access to mentors and individuals who are there to help you plan and grow your business. You will work alongside fellow entrepreneurs who share the same passion and enthusiasm as you.