Entrepreneurship and Energy

2500-104:
Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Wilder
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 1425
End: 1540
Field Work: Day 1 - Thursday, 26 November | Trinidad and Tobago Download Syllabus

This is an introduction to opportunities for entrepreneurship focusing on energy, green ideals, and environmental innovation. We consider areas ripe for change and some new ways that young women & men could potentially pursue eco-entrepreneurship. Diverse opportunities that are presented by voyaging to various countries are especially considered. Intended to be more applied, than theoretical, this course is aimed at finding practical answers for living well and abundantly with ecology in mind. We look at specific aims like solar/wind power for transportation, defossilizing fuels of the future, industrial ecology, designing homes and buildings for better living, and moving towards 100% renewables. The ideas of Amory & Hunter Lovins and natural capitalism for business solutions are given much attention.

 

Field Work

Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Day: 1 - Thursday, 26 November

It is anticipated we’ll meet with Faculty and local entrepreneurs at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. Our class will first visit their campus in morning and meet with Professor Miguel Carrillo for discussions, and then visit one or more sites where local graduates are working in areas of entrepreneurship, innovation or sustainable energy. Following that there may be a reception on campus and "Energy Student forum" with stimulating topics and hopefully a possible brief talk by the Nation’s Minister of Energy. We will be discussing strategic thinking, and local issues faced in creating businesses in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region. Academic objectives: 1. Visit campus in morning, meet with Professor Miguel Carrillo there 2. Visit sites where graduates are working in areas of sustainable energy 3. Reception on campus and "Energy Student forum" with stimulating topics and hopefully a brief talk by the Nation’s Minister of Energy.