Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy Systems Design and Control

The City College of New York, $23,500

This grant will support a new course in Renewable Energy Systems Design and Control that willl bring together computer science, engineering and business students to develop, test, and commercialize innovative ideas related to renewable energy, including plug-in electric vehicle-based microgrid power systems. The course will focus on four major components: 1) technical aspects of these devices; 2) exploration of commercialization opportunities for these devices; 3) the introduction and cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset; and 4) research and assessment of the relative amount of innovation in an entrepreneurial environment as compared to a purely educational one.