Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Partnerships (REEP)

Savannah State University, 2009 - $24,000

With support from NCIIA, Savannah State is creating the Renewable Energy and Entrepreneurship Partnerships program (REEP), comprised of two courses in renewable energy and engineering entrepreneurship: an introduction course and an advanced course. The advanced course will focus on E-Team competitions with technology prototypes and business plans. In the summer between the intro and advanced course, students will be engaged in internships with local industries. A six-week summer workshop will also be conducted, where SSU faculty will discuss renewable technology and entrepreneurship principles. Lab sessions will also be held in the workshop series for students to design and build green prototypes with accompanying business plans. After the advanced course, a symposium to share the results of the courses will be held.