H2 Refuel Accelerator: Final Showcase Event

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Greentown Labs

444 Somerville Avenue

Somerville, MA 02143

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Please join us on Thursday, November 21 to celebrate the successful conclusion of the H2 Refuel Accelerator!

The H2 Refuel Accelerator — a unique partnership between Fraunhofer TechBridge, Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab — offers unparalleled collaboration opportunities for startups who want to bring their hydrogen innovation from concept to market with the support of Shell, Toyota, and NYSERDA.

At this event attendees will:

  • Have the opportunity to network with executives from Shell & Toyota

  • Listen to pitches from the H2 Refuel Accelerator startup participants

  • Learn more about hydrogen’s potential as a zero-emissions fuel!

  • Learn more about Shell & Toyota’s innovation priorities and the H2 Refuel Accelerator

Meet this year's participants:

  • Celadyne: Nanocomposite membranes for high-performance electrolyzers and fuel cells with simple heat and water management.

  • Ecolectro: Commercializing Alkaline Exchange Materials that make electrolyzers and fuel cells less expensive and longer lasting.

  • Electro-Active Technologies: Renewable hydrogen from waste via a coupled bio-electrochemical process at high electrical efficiency.

  • HYGEN: Connected to regular gas grid HYGEN's supercharger fuels your gas-powered vehicle at home/office in just a few minutes.

  • pH Matter: Catalyst materials and unique cell design that enables low-cost hydrogen generation for energy storage.

  • Protium Innovations: Lightweight liquid hydrogen tanks and fueling solutions for reliable hydrogen-electric vehicles.

  • Skyre: The world's leader in converting waste H2 and CO2 into economic opportunity.

Check out the H2 Refuel Accelerator landing page for more information on this accelerator.

Questions? We have answers!

Q: What is Urban Future Lab?

Urban Future Lab provides unmatched access to strategic advisement, introductions to industry stakeholders, marketing and branding support, investor networks, and access to a community of like-minded founders. 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. Programs include ACRE, a business incubation program for pre-seed to series A startups, PowerBridgeNY, a proof-of-concept center commercializing research from local universities, and Clean Start, an advanced diploma from NYU for people seeking a transition into the cleantech sector. The UFL is part of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is located in Downtown Brooklyn.

Q: What is Fraunhofer TechBridge?

The TechBridge Program is led by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE in the United States. Fraunhofer has established itself as a leading industry-driven international laboratory accelerating the adoption of energy technologies through scientific research and engineering innovation. The core offering of TechBridge is applied, industry-focused projects performed for entrepreneurs by Fraunhofer 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. These projects bring promising technologies closer to market and make them more attractive for private sector investment, industry adoption, and scale-up funding, ultimately leading to the accelerated success of high growth entrepreneurs and businesses.

Q: What is Greentown Labs?

Greentown Labs is a community of bold, passionate entrepreneurs creating solutions for today’s biggest climate and environmental challenges. Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, and founded in 2011, the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation is the largest cleantech incubator in North America, operating a 100,000 sq. ft. campus comprised of prototyping and wet lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, electronics lab, and a curated suite of programs and resources. Greentown Labs is home to more than 90 startups and has supported more than 210 startups since its inception. These startups have collectively created more than 2,800 direct jobs and have raised more than $700 million in funding. The incubator’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the community, resources, and space they need to thrive. For more information, please visit or on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Q: What is Greentown Launch?

Greentown Launch is a six-month, industry-specific, structured acceleration program designed to drive deals between entrepreneurs and corporate partners. Over the last four years, Greentown Labs has run four Greentown Launch programs, which have resulted in investment and partnership deals for over 65% of startup participants. Greentown Labs facilitates these deals through more than 80 hours of intensive business training, hands-on mentorship from industry experts, and a unique model of startup and corporate relationship building. Beyond the unique partnership curation program, startups accepted into this program gain access to Greentown Labs’ network of more than 150 investors and 40 corporate partners, in addition to state of the art lab, business and software tools.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Greentown Labs does not have any parking, but we're a one-mile walk from the Harvard MBTA station down Kirkland and Washington Streets. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. We offer indoor bike parking onsite, and the three closest Bluebikes (formerly known as Hubway) stations are at 33 Dane St., Conway Park and Union Square.

Q: What's the dress code?

Business casual, but please note if you'd like to explore the lab during the event you'll need to wear closed-toe shoes.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Save the paper! No need to print your ticket.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You could send a drone with a message but it's probably easiest to just send an email; please reach out to Michela Grunebaum at :)

Have any questions about H2 Refuel Accelerator Final Showcase? Contact Greentown Labs at

Please note that by registering to attend this event you are accepting these terms: You acknowledge that alcohol will be served and all attendees are subject to be ID'ed (only those 21+ will be served); You consent to your image or likeness being used in content associated with the event; You release Greentown Labs and all partners from any and all liability stemming from any event-related incident.

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