Innovation for Impact: Climate Change
Innovation for Impact: Climate Change (formerly known as TechLab: Climate Change) is a Company-in Residence program for emerging companies making a significant impact on the carbon balance of the planet. The program is an immersive learning experience for students as they work side by side with the companies on the deployment and market development of their breakthrough innovations.
***Attention: Enrolled students with F-1 or J-1 VISAs are to work with U-M’s International Center advisors and adhere to stated policies, particularly related to Curricular or Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) and project based courses. (Projects are overseen/graded by faculty and may also involve mentoring by representatives from external organizations).
Blue Planet Team One
Determine the green premium for BluePlanets products.
Blue Planet Team Two
Determine market opportunities and supply chain details in select regions.
Masters of Environmental & Sustainability, Masters of Business Administration | Class of 2023
Supply Chain Management
This team provides supply chain management for specific regions.
Masters of Environmental & Sustainability | Class of 2025
Masters of Environmental & Sustainability, Masters of Business Administration | Class of 2025
Identify opportunities for CO2 utilization and associated market analysis in select areas.
Electrical Engineering | Class of 2026
CO₂ Capture Technology
Comparative techno-economic assessment of CO2 capture technologies and related localized market analysis.
Innovation for Impact: Climate Change pairs emerging and scaling startups with top-tier graduate and undergraduate students studying a wide range of fields including computer science, data analytics, chemical engineering, material science, robotics, business, and sustainability.
The goal is to educate students through an immersive project that tackles an important problem for the company. Students learn the entrepreneurial process directly from the principles of the company using the company itself as the “living case study.”
By participating in the program, companies gain access to the University of Michigan resources and network as well as top student talent. The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to help our students change the world by embedding them in this emerging field and the companies tackling one of the most pressing problems of our time.
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