The purpose of this seminar series is to educate students on the key elements of 8-9 of the highest greenhouse gas emitting sectors globally, and open technical challenges and business opportunities in these problem spaces that are ripe for new climate-tech company explorations. Students are encouraged to take inspiration from the weekly lecture topics to incubate high-potential concepts for new companies, and apply to continue developing these concepts in student-led teams through the winter and spring quarter course, ENERGY 203: Stanford Climate Ventures. Weekly seminars are delivered by course instructors and outside industry and academic experts. Please visit for additional information.

Instructors: Danielson, D. (PI) ; Moxley, J. (PI) ; Woodward, J. (PI) ; Wood, M. (TA)

Instructors: Danielson, D. (PI) ; Moxley, J. (PI) ; Woodward, J. (PI) ; Wood, M. (TA)
Faculty Principal Investigator (PI) Required?: N/A

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