NUvention Energy

NUvention Energy provides students an authentic experience of developing new business ideas in the sustainable energy and energy efficiency sector. Over an intense quarter, graduate students from schools across campus come together in interdisciplinary teams to develop a product or service: from concept, through market and environmental life-cycle analyses, culminating in a business pitch to take the product or service to market. Consistent with the NUvention approach, student teams develop their own business ideas, rather than consult to companies to develop company ideas or technologies. Projects come from Northwestern or Argonne National Laboratory, from industry and not-for-profit partners, and from students themselves. By simulating the product/service and business development process, NUvention Energy helps students develop creative, interpersonal, business, and technical skills. Program website: This class is co-listed with McCormick School of Engineering course ISEN 430.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 632
Practice Areas: Legal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Evanston Class meetings

Course History

Spring 2014
Title: NUvention Energy
Faculty: Dana, David A. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.5
Capacity: 10     Actual: 11

Spring 2011
Title: NUvention Energy
Section: 1     Type: General     Credits: 2.5
Capacity: 10     Actual: 12