Pilot Showcase 2024

Innovation, Applied


Tuesday, May 7, 2024
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM


Newlab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard ↗


To date, we’ve launched more than 100 pilots with 60+ industry and government partners (including Verizon, Mercado Libre, and BHP). 30% of pilots advance towards commercialization. Attendees will see the Newlab Method in action and gain valuable insights in the Energy, Materials, and Mobility sectors.

This isn’t your average showcase. Forget slide decks - we’ll show you in 3D what the best and brightest deep-tech founders are working on. Seven founders will take the stage to walk you through the exciting pilots they’re working on with Newlab and leading corporations like Ford Motor Company’s Michigan Central, NYC Department of Transportation, and Invest Puerto Rico. 

Join Attendees From Organizations Like:


Marisa Lago,
Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Jacob Simon,
Good News climate creator @jacobsimonsays


Carolina Pluszczynski,
COO, Michigan Central
Geoff Douglass,
Co-Founder, Mythos AI
Sahil Jain,
VP of Strategy, Newlab
Elise Neel,
Global Head of Strategy & Innovation, PanasonicWELL
Satish Rao,
Chief Product Officer, Newlab
John Wheeler,
Co-founder, Fermata Energy
A startup decarbonizing marine shipping
Developing advanced automation and self-driving for vessels aimed at creating autonomous shipping routes that will increase the resiliency of, and decarbonize, the maritime industry.
A startup focused on seaweed removal for carbon capture
Implementing a sargassum collection net system on artisanal boats, operated by local mariners.
A startup accelerating solar deployment with advanced roofing robotics
Deploying robotics for better, safer roofing, aiming to protect homes and accelerate solar deployment.
A startup developing a battery-swapping network for safe e-bike charging
Introducing e-bike battery-swap technologies to make the world safer for e-bike users and delivery workers.
A startup using the built environment to scale EV charging infrastructure
Solving the biggest barriers cities face in the deployment of public EV charging by avoiding utility connections.
A startup deploying autonomous systems for water-based CO2 removal
Measuring, removing, and permanently storing CO2 in water, providing carbon offsets and directly tackling acidification.
A startup building energy infrastructure to accelerate a resilient EV transition
Providing flexible microgrid solutions to quickly enable fast EV charging and backup energy resources at grid-constrained sites.
A startup developing scalable, sustainable solutions to access natural resources
Using electricity to develop a new class of rock-fracturing methods for the geothermal heating & cooling, mining, and petroleum industries.


*Time blocks with asterisks reflect in-person activities only.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM*
Registration and Breakfast
Sign in and enjoy coffee and refreshments before the day ahead.
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening Remarks
The Newlab team will kick off the showcase with an introduction.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mobility Block of Pilot Demos, Q&A
Get an inside look as startups present their breakthrough Newlab-piloted technologies.
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM*
Lunch and Networking
Meet like-minded startup founders and innovation leaders over lunch.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Energy Block of Pilot Demos, Q&A
The discovery continues with more startups showcasing their cutting-edge, Newlab-piloted technologies.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Materials Block of Pilot Demos, Q&A
The last startup showcase of the day.
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Keynote and Panel Discussions
Join our keynote speaker and panel discussion guests as they unpack the future of deep tech and sustainability.
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM*
Newlab Brooklyn tours
Join a guided tour of our 84,000 sq. ft. facility, home to 900 Newlab members and over $5M of state-of-the-art equipment.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM*
Cocktail Hour
Enjoy light bites, drinks, and casual networking to close the day.

See the Future of Innovation Today

At Newlab, we’re unveiling the next wave of innovation and deep tech—join us at the forefront. Sign up for the showcase today to reserve your spot.


Newlab is located at 19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn, NY in the Brooklyn Navy Yard ↗

There are a number of ways to get to Newlab:

Free Navy Yard shuttle buses run to and from Newlab every 7-15 minutes.View live routes and schedules here.
Subway to: York St. Station (F) or High St. Station (A, C)
Shuttle at: High St. Station (A, C) <—> Newlab
From Atlantic Terminal
Subway to: Atlantic Terminal (2, 3, 4, 5, N, Q, R, B, D)
Shuttle at: BAM Park at Fulton & Lafayette, and Clinton/Washington (G) <—> Newlab
Newlab is serviced by MTA bus lines B67, B48, B57, B62, B69.
Stops inside the Navy Yard at the Sands Street gate (across from Building 77) and at the Clymer Street/Kent Ave gate.
B48, B57, B62, B69
Stops inside the Navy Yard at the Sands Street gate (across from Building 77) and at the Clymer Street/Kent Ave gate.

Take the NYC Ferry to Brooklyn Navy Yard, Dock 72. View the Ferry map and schedule here.
There are seven Citi Bike stations located in and outside the Navy Yard. See nearby Citi Bike stations here.
Taxis can enter the Navy Yard to pick up and drop off passengers at 19 Morris Ave, Brooklyn, NY.