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NUvention: Energy (474-0-1)


Mark W Werwath

Ian Zachary Hoopes Wiese

Meeting Info

Ford Hive Rm 2350: Thurs 6:00PM - 8:50PM

Overview of class

NUvention: Energy (ENTREP 474, ISEN 430) responds to the demand for innovation and entrepreneurship in the sustainable energy and cleantech 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 cleantech 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.

Registration Requirements

**An application is required to register for this class. To find the application form and for more information, please visit or email

Class Materials (Required)


DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP by Bill Aulet, Wiley, 978-1118692288 (approx. $30)

Class Attributes

SDG Innovation & Infrastructure