WERCBench Labs - Year Three
Looking for Start-Ups in the Energy, Power, and Controls space.
Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 WERCBench Labs Program. Supported by a roster of over 90 world-class mentors, M-WERC is looking for 5-10 start-up teams to participate in the proApplications are now being accepted for the Fall 2017 WERCBench Labs Program. Supported by a roster of over 90 world-class mentors, M-WERC is looking for 5-10 start-up teams to participate in the program. The Fall 2017 program will be similar to the two-previous early-stage, start-up programs held in the in summer 2015 and fall 2016 – each program graduated nine teams. WERCBench Labs entrepreneurial immersive technology program provides a unique opportunity for start-ups to interact directly with highly experienced and technical mentors. Participants will have access to high performance computing, rapid prototyping, and small-scale production equipment. Program participants will also have access to the leading companies in the world on Energy, Power and Controls technology enabled by the M-WERC regional cluster of business and academic institutions provides unparalleled opportunities for start-ups and entrepreneurs in the energy industry.
M-WERC will once again run its mentor-driven, technology immersive program through the lean start-up curriculum and put participants on an aggressive customer discovery and business model canvas exploration during a rigorous 12-week sequence. The program will run from September through December 2017.
A full Application Package is also available with background information and reference information that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to WERCBench@m-werc.org --
included in the Package is information on M-WERC Technology Focus Areas that have been identified as priority areas for teams to be selected this year:
• Energy Efficiency
• Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
• Distributed Generation
• Energy Storage
• Power Conversion
• Controls and Automation
• Energy - Water Nexus (EWN) Cross-Cutting Technologies
In addition, see the full Application Package for a description of how these six cross-cutting technologies relate to Distributed Energy, Energy Storage, Building Energy Efficiency, and Energy-Water Nexus applications for priority consideration in this application cycle. more