We are Insightful

Do you get excited about keeping the carbon balance of our planet in check? If so, we invite you to be a part of Perot Jain TechLab Climate Change. This application-based program brings together talented graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines such as computer science, data analytics, chemical engineering, material science, robotics, business, and sustainability.

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Transform Our World

By joining, you will have the chance to gain practical experience working with emerging Carbontech companies on immersive projects that address real-world challenges. Learn directly from industry leaders who utilize their own businesses as case studies, providing you with valuable insights. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to delve into crucial issues impacting our planet.

Join the Community

Students from any college or course of study are welcome to participate in this program but they need instructor approval to apply. This year-long experience connects U-M’s Global CO2 Initiative with companies that are working on groundbreaking innovations.

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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.

PJTL Climate Change


In PJTL Climate Change you’ll be right in the thick of it, tackling real-world challenges through hands-on projects with cutting-edge companies. You won’t just be flipping through textbooks – you’ll be to tackling real company challenges through exciting projects while gaining first-hand entrepreneurial insight. We’ll turn the Carbontech world into your classroom. This isn’t your average opportunity; it’s a front-row seat to making a real impact on our planet.

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Course REquirement

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

To participate in the Perot Jain TechLab Climate Change students are required to take ENTR 490 (UGRAD level) ENTR 599 (GRAD level). Student teams explore real projects alongside innovative startup companies in the carbon-tech industry. This is a 2-semester course.


Students will engage in project definition and initiate their research. Additionally, you will learn the essential aspects of entrepreneurship, which will include fixed class time as well as independent teamwork.

Semester 1 combines in class participation as well as mentorship based company projects outside of the classroom.

Semester 2 requires independent study and scheduled team meetings with course faculty and project mentors.


Students are paired with experienced mentors from the carbon tech industry. 

As part of this mentorship, you will be assigned a collaborative open-ended project.

Program Goal

Provide an immersive learning experience by collaborating with companies to deploy and develop their cutting-edge advancements. Educate students through immersive projects that address significant company challenges. Students gain firsthand knowledge of the entrepreneurial process by using the company as a real-life case study.

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.

The PJTL Climate Change Community

This dynamic crew is more than just students seeking knowledge; they’re here to uplift, challenge, and champion each other on the exciting path to becoming more carbon-neutral. PJTL Climate Change isn’t merely a program; it’s a community of eco-champions.

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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


Advising Topics

Innovation Unleashed

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Student Note

The CFE offers support in negotiating job offers for students and can provide financial aid for summer internships at startups based on these conditions, please contact us for more information:

CoE Students
Women majoring in Computer Science
Venture-backed startup internships
Non-profit startup internships