CSEE’s Outreach activities have kicked into high gear again now that the summer break is over. Our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) – “21st Century Energy Transition – How do We Make it Work?” (https://www.coursera.org/learn/21st-century-energy-transition?) has been online for one year, and has been a great success, with more than 4100 students enrolled. It continues to garner widespread interest, top star ratings and rave reviews. We are currently working on an update for the MOOC, as the energy world moves so quickly that year-old information is sometimes old news! CSEE Outreach continues to represent the broad interests of CSEE’s
Avatar Innovations, a Calgary-based innovator in the global energy transition, announced the launch of the Avatar Leadership Fund I with a $750,000 lead investment from Cenovus Energy late last year. The Fund is targeting a $3 million total raise to provide early-stage risk capital to emerging energy transition technologies developed through the Avatar Program. The goal of the Fund is to help solve for the near absence of risk capital available to early-stage energy technologies in Canada. Since 2021, Avatar has generated nearly 1600 applications from industry professionals to participate in its ground-breaking energy transition and technology entrepreneurship program.