We are Ingenious

The Perot Jain TechLab (PJTL) series at Mcity initiative offers students a unique chance to dive into the world of entrepreneurship by collaborating with forward-thinking companies that are shaping the future. In this technology-based program, emerging transportation startups are paired with outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Together, you’ll tackle industry challenges through engaging technical projects. This immersive experience allows students to interact closely with high-growth ventures, opening doors to limitless possibilities.

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2 students talking in a Techlab with a car

Adventures in Learning

Interested students must go through a formal application and selection process to secure a spot. Make sure you’re ready for a two-semester commitment, as the program spans both the winter and fall semesters. It’s an exciting endeavor waiting for you.


Within our community, you’ll find experts, mentors, innovators, and entrepreneurs representing diverse fields, all eager to share their knowledge and insights. The relationships you build and connections you make during your time with us will impact your career and extend beyond.

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Ultimately, we want you to ignite your passion for making a difference and motivate you to remain engaged with the programs at the CFE. Whether as a partner or mentor, you can contribute to enriching others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our aim is for you to embark on a transformative path that not only shapes your own future but also leaves a lasting imprint on the world around you.


Embark on a journey with us as we steer you through hands-on encounters with cutting-edge startups, immersing you in the realm of emerging technologies. In our vibrant community, encounter a mosaic of experts, mentors, innovators, and entrepreneurs spanning diverse fields, all poised to impart their wisdom and insights.

The relationships forged and connections established during your tenure with us will not only shape your professional trajectory but endure well beyond. Our ultimate goal is to spark your passion for impactful change, inspiring sustained engagement with the transformative programs at the CFE.

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Course REquirement

This program is a year-long commitment (winter & fall semesters).

To participate in the Perot Jain TechLab at Mcity students are required to take ENTR 390.013 (UGRAD level) 599.013 (GRAD level). Student teams dive into real projects alongside innovative startup companies in the transportation industry. This is a 2-semester course.


This program is hands-on where student teams work on projects with a startup company developing advanced transportation technology.

As a PJTL student, get ready for exclusive access to meetings with founders, investors, executives, and remarkable entrepreneurs. Whether in the classroom, campus events, or during the Discovery Treks. Embrace these extraordinary experiences and unlock invaluable insights into this dynamic world.


Students are connected to seasoned mentors from the technical industry with expertise in various fields such as new sensor technology, mapping, automotive stack, and perception. Also, students receive valuable guidance from U-M faculty and staff, further enhancing knowledge in these areas


Through this groundbreaking program students are immersed in the technology landscape, actively engaged in the development, demonstration, and deployment of innovations. In addition, sponsoring companies gain exclusive access to the Mcity test facility, allowing them to explore and test their technologies in a controlled and specialized environment.

Ready To Make An Impact?

Give into your curiosity and click the link below to fill out our interest form and get ready to jump in.


Discover the dynamic group of students immersed in the technology landscape, actively engaging in development, demonstration, and deployment of innovation.

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Entrepreneurial Practice Programs Team

Nick Moroz

Director of Entrepreneurial Practice


Crista Deneau

Entrepreneurial Practice Program Manager


Alison Smith

Program Manager, Student Resources


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