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Keolis North America partners with incubator Greentown Labs to advance public transportation and mobility solutions

CEO of Greentown Labs

Emily Reichert

CEO of Greentown Labs

"Keolis has a global reach and deep transportation expertise."

Context: A perfect ecosystem for a climate tech incubator  

As a transportation industry leader, Keolis strives to optimize its energy consumption and strengthen public transit around the world. "Keolis has a global reach and deep transportation expertise. We're eager to see how our entrepreneurs and their executives collaborate to improve transportation solutions, infrastructure and mobility around the world," explains Emily Reichert, CEO of Greentown Labs.

With transportation being the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, at almost 1.9 billion metric tons of CO2 per year, 1 the new partnership with the incubator is perfectly placed to connect innovative climate tech startups with experts in the sector. These startups focus on areas including fuel cell electric vehicles, portable electric vehicle charging and more. 

Clément Michel, CEO of Keolis North America.

Clément Michel

KEOLIS

"Our Keolis teams care deeply about providing clean, safe and reliable public transportation for the communities we serve. We’re excited to partner with the leading incubator, Greentown Labs, which shares our commitment to developing innovative mobility solutions and reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

Value: Many advantages of partnering with a climate tech incubator   

Keolis relocated its North American headquarters to Boston to take advantage of the region's innovative and collaborative business ecosystem, also home to some of the world’s leading universities. Keolis' executives will directly engage with the Greentown startup community via curated pitch days with local startups; private sector pitch days which focus on specific business, climate tech and innovation trends within emerging technology sectors; office hours with Greentown's resident startups and more.

« Our Keolis teams care deeply about providing clean, safe and reliable public transportation for the communities we serve. We’re excited to partner with the leading incubator, Greentown Labs, which shares our commitment to developing innovative mobility solutions and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, » says Clément Michel, CEO of Keolis North America. Additionally, Keolis will sit on Greentown's Advisory Board to help provide strategic guidance and input to the incubator on growth planning and partnership development, as well as other topics throughout the year.