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École Polytechnique and InnoEnergy launch the second class of renewable energy entrepreneurship certificate programme

One of the current challenges in today’s context of the global energy market is the growth and integration of renewable energy sources into energy mix solutions. The renewable energy sector is thus experiencing unprecedented growth, creating a substantial need for new skills in the workforce. This certificate program from École Polytechnique and InnoEnergy, with the collaboration of HEC Paris, focuses on developing a double skill set in its participants, engineering an entrepreneurship.

The programme will provide lifelong learners with the opportunity to sharpen their engineering and entrepreneurship skills. Participants will complete eight days of classroom instruction on the École Polytechnique campus, including two days of experimental teaching in École Polytechnique laboratories, a six-week small private online course (SPOC), and an eight-week group project.

It is aimed at research scientists with new-energy-related startup plans, engineering professionals seeking opportunities in renewables, and government employees assigned to renewable-energy projects. It will provide participants with a deep understanding of how renewables fit into energy markets and the broader energy economy, and give them the tools they need to innovate or start a business in this forward-looking industry.

The second session will begin on 30 November, and will consist of two new engineering courses: “Introduction to Smart Grids” and “Chemical Storage”.

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ABOUT ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE / École Polytechnique is the leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. Its various undergraduate and graduate-level programs – Bachelor’s degree, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, Graduate Degree, PhD program and PhD– are highly selective and promote a culture of excellence with a strong emphasis on science, anchored in humanist traditions. As a widely internationalized university, École Polytechnique offers a variety of international programs and attracts a growing number of foreign students and researchers from around the globe (currently 30% of students and 39% of faculty members).