Course Details

NUvention Energy

NUvention: Energy responds to the demand for innovation and entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy and clean tech space that will increasingly be required to deal with climate change, resource constraint, and other environmental challenges. The Farley Center partnered with the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern to offer this course through the McCormick School of Engineering. Students from engineering, business, arts and sciences, law and other graduate schools across campus come together in interdisciplinary teams to develop a product or service, and a business plan, in the sustainable energy or clean tech industry. The objective of the course is to provide students with a realistic simulation of the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurial founding teams face trying to create a business around technologies or services that both meet a market need and have a positive environmental impact. Past NUvention: Energy teams have gone on to compete in national business plan competitions and have collectively won more than $1 million dollars. Program website:http://fcei.northwestern.edu/curriculum/nuvention/energy.html This class is co-listed with McCormick School of Engineering course ISEN 430. PLEASE NOTE: NUvention Energy will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm and meet on the quarter calendar for the duration of the winter and spring quarters 2015 (beginning Wednesday, January 7 and running through early June). All classes will take place on the Evanston campus. Registration Requirements: Students must apply via the nuvention website: https://farleycenter.wufoo.com/forms/nuvention-energy-application/ . The application is due November 3, 2014. Evaluation Method: Group presentations and participation form the bulk of the grade. More detail is available on the nuvention website.

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


Course History

Spring 2016
Title: NUvention Energy
Faculty: Werwath, Mark W
Section: 1     Credits: 2.5
Capacity: 10     Actual: 9

Spring 2015
Title: NUvention Energy
Faculty: Dana, David A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.5
Capacity: 20     Actual: 6