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Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy

Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy

Executive certificate

About this course

The renewable energy sector is experiencing unprecedented growth and one of its greatest challenges is how to integrate renewable energy sources into the mix of energy solutions on a global basis. This need has created a substantial demand for new skills and increased training, especially in continuing education at executive levels. Furthermore, this demand applies to both technical and business professionals.

Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy utilises the complementary resources of two leading academic institutions – Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Paris – to deliver a dual-focus education programme that brings you up-to-date with the latest technological developments in renewable energy and teaches you the rules and best practices of entrepreneurship.

Is this course for you?

The course is aimed at a professional executive audience. Specific categories include researchers seeking to start up ventures in the renewables sector, energy company engineers wanting to re-orient their careers, and technical staff in charge of renewable energy projects at public institutions.

How does the course boost your career?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the global and regional macro-economic balance in energy markets 
  • Draw up strategies for the public or corporate domain
  • Apply a comprehensive understanding of the different renewable energy technologies as an aid to future decision-making
  • Adopt best practices in innovation and entrepreneurship and employ them to develop new cutting-edge projects 
  • Master contractual aspects and risk analyses for project development in renewable energy and meet the challenges of infrastructure project management

Teaching methods and materials

Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy employs a learning-by-doing approach via a part-time programme that mixes remote classes with on-site activities. Its format is designed to fit in with professional activities.

Specific elements include interactive SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) that incorporate hands-on activities in a cutting-edge research environment. In-person and distance learning courses as well as group collaboration in a project management case study are also included. Assessment takes the form of multiple-choice questionnaires, group reports and group oral defences.

Course Experts

Bernard Drevillon

Academic co-director

Professor at Ecole Polytechnique

Director of the international Master School programme Renewable Energy (MSc RENE)

 

Jean-Michel Gauthier

Academic co-director

Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris

Executive Director of the Energy & Finance Chair at HEC Paris

Chief Economist Officer, Energy & Resources, Deloitte, Paris

 

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