15.366, Climate and Energy Ventures is recruiting students with innovative technologies and business concepts to join the class for Fall 2021. Typically, 15.366 sources at least 10-12 technologies/venture concepts (the technologist is preferred to participate in the course, though is not necessary) per semester, and teams (balanced in skillset between tech, business and policy) are formed around these innovations. These teams then work throughout the course of the semester to develop the venture’s business and market-launch efforts.


For students interested in bringing their tech concepts into the class, please fill this form out and we will be in touch: https://bit.ly/15366int

The class has a strong track record, having spun out over 30 ventures over the last ten years, with many achieving significant market traction. You also get to meet amazing people who are all passionate about climate, and we have a strong alumni community of ~350+ that still helps one another out in the climate space.

While 15.366 has a history in the energy sector and has included an increasing number of climate-related ventures in recent years, we are expanding the course’s mandate to include climate ventures. We are looking for solutions in:

  • energy & power
  • transportation & mobility
  • agriculture & food
  • carbon sequestration & resources/environmental
  • advanced materials & chemicals and
  • enabling technologies

The 15.366 faculty are also open to explore any technology/venture concept in development that has a significant market opportunity/business case and high environmental impact/carbon emissions reductions.

The course is highly selective as we bring together students from MIT Grad, MIT Ugrad, MIT Sloan, HBS, HKS, etc. to create teams with balanced skillsets. The application is now open, and we will be hosting two virtual events that students can attend to learn more:

July 20th @ 2PM Eastern – Hot Topics in Climate: Opportunities for Innovation & Entrepreneurship to Address Climate Change. The 15.366 faculty will be hosting a session to discuss some of the biggest problems to solve in climate change today––from energy and transportation to food systems, sustainable materials and industrial chemicals and beyond. See attached graphic for more details.​

July 22nd @ 3PM Eastern – An informational session about 15.366 Climate and Energy Ventures. The 15.366 faculty will be presenting about the course, how students can get involved, and will be taking questions from students.

>> By filling out this interest form, students will be added to both events: https://bit.ly/15366int

For more information on the course, please see this deck: https://bit.ly/15366info