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TechLab: Climate Change

Techlab Climate Change

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.

Volker Sick, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Victor Li, James R Rice Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, E Benjamin Wylie Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering, watch as a piece of bendable concrete infused with CO2 undergoes a tensile test in the GG Brown Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan on February 25, 2019.

Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing
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Brian Ellis, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, holds a cup with material made out of carbon dioxide in the GG Brown Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan on February 7, 2019.

Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing

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TechLab: Climate Change pairs emerging and scaling startups with top-tier 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.

TechLab: Climate Change Staff

Volker Sick
Director, Global Co2 Initiative

Jonathan Fay
Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director

TechLab: 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.