The following article was published in the Tufts Daily.
Tufts and Greentown Labs announced the adoption of an agreement on Sept. 7, signifying their commitment to collaboration, according to Director of Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) Linda Abriola.
Greentown Labs, located in Somerville, a group of entrepreneurs that supports clean tech startups and provides lab space and resources to member companies, according to its website. Greentown Labs Chief Executive Officer Emily Reichert told the Daily in a email that the company is the largest clean technology incubator in the United States.
“This is the first time that we have any relationship with a sort of industrial technology incubator type entity,” Abriola said.
Abriola explained that the newly signed memorandum of understanding will lead to many possibilities for cooperation.
“We’ve been talking about the possibility of having a faculty-in-residence at Greentown … and we’re really hoping that we’re going to be able to get some opportunities for undergrad and grad students to work as interns at member companies to develop that relationship and also hopefully get employed,” Abriola said.
Reichert noted more advantages that Tufts students and faculty will get out of the partnership.