Northeastern to launch climate-focused incubator in Portland
New England Council member, Northeastern University, recently announced that it will be launching a climate and artificial intelligence startup incubator from its Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. The incubator aims to attract new clean-energy startups to Maine to leverage technology to address the climate crisis.
The organization will be funded by the $1.3 million awarded by Governor Janet Mills’ Clean Energy Partnership program. It will be Maine’s first climate-focused incubator. Though the incubator will be based in Portland, it is looking to attract startups from across the country and potentially international startups.
“We are honored to receive this funding that will enable the launch of a Clean Tech Incubator as well as a suite of programs with key partners to attract, engage and grow clean energy startups in Maine such as networking events and a Start Summit,” said Chris Wolfel, associate vice president of entrepreneurship and venture creation at the Roux Institute. “These programs will not only advance clean energy solutions and engage innovative startups, but also spur job creation and economic vitality in Maine.”
The New England Council commends Northeastern University for its commitment to addressing the climate crisis.
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