Fraunhofer TechBridge, Greentown Labs launch program to accelerate energy innovations’ path to market
Boston, MA – April 16, 2015 – Access to external feedback early in the development process is critical for building successful innovative products. For large companies, such access is easily obtained; for startup companies, however, industry feedback is hard to come by. To assist entrepreneurs in that effort, Fraunhofer TechBridge (a program of Fraunhofer CSE) and Greentown Labs have teamed up to launch PROPEL, a six-month program for startups to refine their prototypes, obtain customer feedback, and develop their businesses for success in the market.
With the vision of a smarter, interconnected world, PROPEL is seeking complementary innovations in self-powered Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks that can radically change how we interact with our surroundings. The program, sponsored by Shell GameChanger, is seeking startups that are:
- Creating technologies for distributed sensing and actuation networks;
- Developing prototypes and/or integrated systems for customer validation;
- Looking to develop strategic partnerships with industry as a potential go-to-market strategy;
- Interested and able to relocate to Greentown Labs in Somerville, MA for the duration of the program.
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