SM 535 Innovation for Sustainable Business

This course is offered in hybrid mode (meets one day per week and content is delivered online). Students will develop entrepreneurial solutions that address the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time. Students will create and defend innovative business models based on early stage technologies with significant scale-up potential. Technology concepts will be selected based on the interests of individual students and teams. Examples include but are not limited to: the circular economy, closed loop manufacturing, renewable energy, deep energy efficiency/recovery, electric vehicles, the sharing economy, carbon capture, and ag tech. The course will cover financial models for impact businesses, technology forecasts, creating go to market strategies, and other foundations of transformative business plans. Students interested in impact investing, climate change mitigation, startups, and emerging technologies are encouraged to enroll.




Graduate Student or At Least Junior


Environmental Engineering Program


Fall Semester