Abstract for: Clean Technology Startup Management Flight Simulator

Technological innovation plays an important role in creating a sustainable society. We need innovations in renewable energy production, in energy efficiency, in waste reduction—in green products and services throughout society. Many of these innovations will be brought to market by startups. Yet most startups, in any domain, fail. In this workshop, you’ll have a chance to play the role of the founder and CEO of a startup in the clean-tech/green-tech sector. The workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the dynamics of startups in the clean-tech sector through a management flight simulator. Participants will learn about the dynamic effects of pricing, human resource, financing and compensation strategies. After playing the game for few rounds, we will debrief and reflect on our learning from the workshop.