Emily Reichert

Greentown Labs

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Emily Reichert serves as Chief Executive Officer of Greentown Labs, the largest clean technology startup incubator in the United States. As the company’s first employee, Dr. Reichert has spearheaded the rapid growth of Greentown Labs into a global center for clean technology innovation, attracting companies, visitors, and partners from around the world. Dr. Reichert started her career at Arthur D. Little as a Ph.D. scientist and progressed into R&D, business development, and general management roles. Prior to Greentown Labs, she was the Director of Business Operations at the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, where she helped grow the angel-funded startup into a sustainable contract R&D business with a mission to minimize environmental impact of chemical products. Dr. Reichert also served as a MIT Sloan Fellow in Innovation and Global Leadership as well as a Venture Labs Fellow at Flagship Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. Dr. Reichert has been appointed to leadership positions on innovation, economic development, entrepreneurship, and clean technology commercialization at the city, state, and federal level, including the Massachusetts Governor’s Economic Development Planning Council and the US Secretary of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She has served as a board member or as an advisor for a number of entrepreneurship and clean technology-focused organizations, including the MIT Energy Club, Northeast Clean Energy Council, Cleantech Open Northeast, Cyclotron Road, the Incubatenergy Network, and the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Sessions With Emily Reichert

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm (CST) / 02/mar/2021 05:30 pm - 02/mar/2021 06:00 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: Conversations in Cleantech: Powering the energy transition

    Panel Clean Tech Innovation & Technology

    With renewables investment outperforming oil and gas investment for the first time ever in the middle of a pandemic, 2020 was a tipping point in the Energy Transition. Low oil prices intensified energy majors’ attention on diversification and expansion into mature and emerging clean technologies such as battery storage, low-carbon hydrogen, and carbon removal technologies. Yet, the magnitude of the Energy Transition challenge requires an acceleration of strategic decisions on the technologies needed to make it happen, policy frameworks to promote public-private partnerships, and innovative investment schemes. Three Cleantech leaders share their challenges, successes, and lessons learned at the forefront of the Energy Transition. What is their vision and strategy to accelerate lowering emissions and confronting climate change? Can companies develop clear strategies for cleantech investments that balance sustainability goals and corporate returns? What is the value of increasing leadership diversity for energy corporations? Can the Energy Transition be truly transformational without an inclusive workforce and a diverse leadership?