Mel Horwitch, professor of technology management and co-creator of the CleantechExecs curriculum; Kalle Levon, professor of chemical and biological science, served as a subject-matter expert; and Bruce Niswander, director of NYU-Poly’s incubator program, helped lead CleantechExecs seminars. Ari Ginsberg (not pictured), professor of management and entrepreneurship at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, co-created the curriculum with Professor Horwitch.
Posted June 11th, 2010
Twenty-five executives and entrepreneurs, with successful, decades-long careers representing diverse sectors such as finance, IT and telecom, construction, architecture, biochemistry, and non-profits, comprise the first cohort of the CleantechExecs program created by the School of Engineering and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The program’s 13 daylong seminars and site visits, which began in February and ended in May, concentrated on the challenges and opportunities professionals looking to transition into cleantech roles or start cleantech companies will face in urban markets.
Projects emerging from the first cohort could help New York City strengthen its green economy and lighten its impact on the environment.