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Innovation for Impact: Climate Change

TechLab: Climate Change
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Innovation for Impact: Climate Change

Innovation for Impact: 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.

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2021 Cohort Teams

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Jennani Jayaram
Mathematics | Class of 2022

Ramani Tyagi

Ramani Tyagi
Computer Science | Class of 2023

Eva Mason

Eva Mason
Computer Engineering | Class of 2023

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Katie Sale
Chemical Engineering | Class of 2023

Martin Keighley - Team Mentor
CEO | Carbonfree Chemicals

Mapping Carbon Pricing and Trends

Produce a heat map of carbon pricing and trends across North America, Europe and Asia, and develop hypotheses as to how this will impact the strategic investment decisions of global industrial players operating CO2 emitting processes.

Nancy Zhou

Nancy Zhou
Sustainable Systems and Environmental Engineering | Class of 2022

Joe Shangraw

Joseph Shangraw
Materials Science and Engineering | Class of 2022

Anirudh Appachar

Anirudh Appachar
Materials Science and Engineering | Class of 2022

Kalina Matossian

Kalina Matossian
Environmental Engineering | Class of 2022

Doug Wilson - Team Mentor
Operations Supply Chain & Strategy | Gridtential

Dan Miller - Team Mentor
Managing Director |Roda Group

Environmental & Economic Benefits of Bipolar Battery Technology

Determine environmental and economic benefits of Gridtential’s bipolar battery technology that is designed to be compatible with the world's existing lead battery infrastructure. 

Alex Attisha

Alex Attisha
Economics | Class of 2022

Kianna Marquez

Kianna Marquez
Chemical Engineering | Class of 2022

Dhrub Thakkar

Dhruv Thakkar
Business Administration | Class of 2023

Kevin Thakkar

Kevin Thakkar
Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2022

Allan Gao - Team Mentor
Senior Process Engineer | LanzaTech

Creating Valuable Commodity Using Wast CO & CO2 Streams

Examine methods of separation and associated capital and operating costs in arriving at a proposed design for specific molecules used by the company.

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Hanna Chen
Chemical Engineering | Class of 2024

Megan Martis

Megan Martis
Energy Systems Engineering | Class of 2021

Ryan Needle

Ryan Needle
Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2023

Joseph Self

Joey Self
Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration | Class of 2022

James Kahn - Team Mentor
Founder and Principal | SkyBaron

Products Made with Captured and Recycled Carbon

Building a marketplace for consumer products made with captured and upcycled CO2. 

Shagun Parekh

Shagun Parekh
Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2022

Annika Dahlmann

Annika Dahlmann
Data Science | Class of 2022

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Brandon Gordon
Economics | Class of 2022

Jessica Liang

Jessica Liang
Public Policy and Business Administration | Class of 2023

Brett Henkel - Team Mentor
Director | Svante

Dan Miller - Team Mentor
Managing Director | Rhoda Group

Blue Hydrogen Opportunities

Market analysis for blue hydrogen opportunities. 

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FOR STUDENTS

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

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.”

FOR COMPANIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Innovation for Impact: Climate Change Instructors

Volker Sick
Director, Global Co2 Initiative

Jonathan Fay
Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director

Innovation for Impact: Climate Change Staff

Innovation for Impact: Climate Change is managed by U-M Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the U-M Global Co2 Initiative.

If you're interested in partnering with the CFE, click the button to reach out and learn more about how.