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MScCleantech Entrepreneurship

Cranfield University
United Kingdom, Cranfield
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In today’s lean economic climate, alternative energy strategies and clean technologies (Cleantech) present unique challenges to technology commercialisation. Cleantech will play a vital role in developing successful low carbon economies worldwide, and it needs trained personnel to achieve this.
Cleantech refer to any process, product or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities, and includes a broad range of technology relating to recycling, renewable energy, energy efficiency, greywater, etc.
The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship combines Cranfield’s strengths in environmental science, engineering and entrepreneurship to equip future leaders in the Cleantech sector with the knowledge and skills to develop and commercialise technologies when an opportunity has been identified.

The MSc in Cleantech Entrepreneurship provides students with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in developing and commercialising sustainable technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, water treatment/management, waste management, and resource efficiency. The objective is to develop individuals’ entrepreneurial mind-set and the skills required to create environmental, social and economic value focused on the innovation of clean technologies.

The specific aims are to enable you to: – Develop a greater understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in the development and management of the water, energy and resource network. These resources are inextricably linked, which means the actions in one area impact on others – Obtain an in-depth knowledge of the key challenges in the management of renewable energy and energy efficiency – Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of water treatment and management, and to apply this knowledge to their organisations – Evaluate how alternative strategies to traditional fundraising and operational models can help early-stage ventures succeed. Examples include partnerships with large strategic players, ‘lean’ product development, and risk-sharing at the proof-of-concept phase.

In terms of the technologies, the course covers all forms of clean technologies, i.e. all renewable energy modalities and smart grids, water and wastewater management, resource management (including extraction of energy and resources from waste), agrifood systems etc. These form the basis for your own project, where we would encourage you to bring in your own expertise to create an idea that will make a difference in the world. So your background in space I could see translating into for example concentrated solar power solutions, but also perhaps technologies that need to perform under extreme conditions (polar or desert conditions).

Programme structure

The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project.

Career opportunities

Successful students develop diverse and rewarding careers in environmental technology ventures either as founder, CEO or CTO, or as part of the wider entrepreneurial ecosystem supporting cleantech commercialisation, i.e. government ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), environmental and business consultancies, public sector organisations and the manufacturing and service industries in the private sector.

Cranfield University’s strong reputation and links with potential employers provide you with outstanding opportunities to secure interesting jobs and develop successful careers. The increasing interest in the circular economy has also enhanced the career prospects of our graduates.

Cranfield’s applied approach and close links with industry mean 93% of our graduates find jobs relevant to their degree or go on to further study within six months of graduation. The careers team support you while you are studying and following graduation with workshops, careers fairs, vacancy information and one-to-one support.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States