CMU, Northwestern Win Wells Fargo Award To Launch Cleantech Entrepreneurship Center
Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with Northwestern University to establish a new center for Cleantech Entrepreneurial Excellence (C2E2).
The center, administered by Carnegie Mellon's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and Northwestern's Institute for Sustainability and Energy, is being funded by The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2). The incubator is supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
The goals of the center are to better understand how clean technology, energy innovation and entrepreneurship differ from other technology sectors, what the key success factors are in early-stage company development at a regional level, and how societal outcomes can be enhanced as a result.