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"The Clean Energy Ventures class is superb. The diversity of the students from various backgrounds and countries crystallized the global nature of the energy challenges and opportunities facing us today. The caliber of the students and the world-renowned speakers was unparalleled--bringing together entrepreneurs with leading edge technologies, academics, and policy makers. I highly recommend this class to anyone with an interest and passion for learning about the global energy landscape and opportunities."
Steve Isakowitz, Former Chief Financial Officer, US Department of Energy

Clean energy is the challenge as well as the opportunity of our generation. This new program is designed to enable senior executives from corporations, as well as government agency and major program leaders, to more effectively encourage, lead, and manage the entire venture creation process for clean energy—be they stand alone new ventures or pioneering undertakings inside of larger organizations. The process includes identifying opportunities, generating new ideas, designing a holistic solution, and building a viable, significant, and sustainable new energy-oriented business.

Join the MySloanExecEd Community Group for this program to network with past, present, and future participants.


The concepts, tools, and frameworks covered in the program will enable participants to:

  • Identify, evaluate, and support new innovation opportunities and successful clean energy venture creation strategies
  • Understand current best practices for new venture creation in this area and also which practices are not working
  • Design a clean energy innovation ecosystem to best support ongoing clean energy venture creation
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages and create strategies to maximize synergies and minimize conflicts when such an ecosystem is within a larger organization
  • Leverage new technology and other innovative breakthroughs to have the most timely and significant impact
  • Enhance and expand networks with like-minded innovators in clean energy

The program is designed for senior-level executives in energy and energy-related companies as well as government leaders who are responsible for driving innovation in clean energy. Program participants must have key decision-making responsibility and should be or report to a C-level executive.

Titles of potential participants include:

  • CEO
  • Entrepreneur
  • Senior VP of Business Development
  • Senior VP of Corporate Venturing
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • CTO
  • Government Agency or Major Program Leader
  • Regional Economic Development Officer

Participants in Clean Energy Ventures attend the MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase.

04:00 PM - 07:00 PMWelcome Talk, Outline for the Week, What to Expect
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMWelcome to MIT and the MIT Sloan School of Management
08:15 AM - 09:00 AMEnergy Innovation & Entrepreneurship: A Challenge & An Imperative
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEnergy Arithmetic: Making Sense of the Numbers
10:15 AM - 11:45 AMStrategic Opportunities in Energy
01:00 PM - 02:15 PMVisit MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase (VIP tour)
02:15 PM - 03:00 PMEvaluating Clean Energy Business Opportunities 101
03:00 PM - 04:00 PMDiscussion and Evaluation of Some of the Entries
04:00 PM - 04:30 PMRevisit Showcase
04:45 PM - 06:30 PMKeynote Presentation MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase
07:00 PM - 09:00 PMVIP Reception (Top of the Hub)
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMWhat Did We Learn Yesterday?
08:15 AM - 09:45 AMEnernoc Case Study
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMUnderstanding the Electricity Value Chain
01:30 PM - 03:00 PMOil and Gas Technology: Delivering Energy at Scale
03:15 PM - 04:45 PMUnderstanding Transportation From the Perspective of Energy Usage
05:00 PM - 06:15 PMEnergy Storage: The Coming Savior or Waiting For Godot?
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMWhat Did We Learn Yesterday?
08:15 AM - 09:45 AMMIT Solar Revolution Project
10:00 AM - 11:30 AMFinancing Energy Ventures
01:00 PM - 02:30 PMA123 Case Study
02:45 PM - 03:45 PMStrategic Opportunities in Energy Efficiency
03:45 PM - 04:30 PMNatural Gas: Game Changer or A Bridge to Nowhere?
04:45 PM - 06:15 PMCorporate Venture Capitalist Panel: The Role Big Companies Can Play
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMWhat Did We Learn Yesterday?
08:15 AM - 09:45 AMQ&A Panel
10:00 AM - 11:30 AMEnergy in China: The New Center of Gravity
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMClean Energy Business Plan Presentations and Q&A
12:30 PM - 02:00 PMTeams Discuss and Evaluate Plans
02:00 PM - 03:00 PMTeams Present Results
03:00 PM - 04:00 PMCritiquing of Evaluation of Business Plans and Potential For Success (Panel of Experts)
04:00 PM - 04:45 PMWhat Did We Learn This Week and Wrap Up
  • Title: Jose Pacheco on Clean Energy Ventures

    Description: Jose Pacheco discusses the Clean Energy Ventures program at MIT Sloan Executive Education and it's origins in MIT research.

  • Title: Professor Bill Aulet on Clean Energy Ventures

    Description: Bill Aulet introduces Clean Energy Ventures and discusses it's origins at MIT.

  • Title: The next generation of innovators in clean energy

    Description: Bill Aulet on the next generation of innovators in clean energy

  • Title: Energy Innovation at MIT

    Description: MITs entrepreneurial spirit is well recognized around the world, and MIT innovations in energy technology, business, and policy are transforming the energy landscape. From renewables to nuclear energy, from coal and carbon sequestration to energy policy, MIT students, faculty, researchers, and alumni are bringing knowledge to bear on the worlds greatest problems.

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