Capstone – Project

Students will work with this company to help develop an intelligent & automated decision support tool to innovate the microgrid discovery process.

A Collaboration Between

Engagement Synopsis

We live in an increasingly decentralized society. From the internet to digital currency, centralized systems are becoming a thing of the past. Microgrids – decentralized energy grids – promise to bring similar transformations to America’s aging and centralized power grid. However, despite the microgrid industry experiencing a 44% CAGR (Statista, 2021), microgrid adoption in the US remains slow due in part to the cumbersome processes necessary to vet their feasibility.

Our company is working to change this by developing an intelligent and automated decision support tool to innovate the microgrid discovery process. By automating the process of compiling and analyzing key data points, and developing novel algorithms to support insight extraction, the proposed tool seeks to (1) decrease the overall time required to identify suitable microgrid locations (2) democratize the process of microgrid discovery and (3) provide predictive capabilities. To help us in our efforts, we are currently looking for 5-6 student candidates to join our project and assist us with the following topics:

Understand the market dynamics in which we operate
Understand our unique value propositions (UVP)
Understand our go-to-market strategy
Round out our business model
Design technical structure of our tool

Ideally, 3-4 candidates will have the following skills and interests:

Market research
Financial projections
Business analytics
Strategic thinking
Basic understanding of the entrepreneurial journey

Ideally, 1-2 candidates will have the following technical skills and interests:

Basic understanding of programming languages (R, Python, SQL)
Basic understanding of AI/ML
Data visualization, preparation, manipulation, and analysis
Wireframing & UI/UX design

Company Information

CompanyCompany G
HQN/A
RevenueUnlisted
EmployeesUnlisted
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialN/A
Website

Company Overview

Microgrids – decentralized energy grids – promise to bring transformations to America’s aging and centralized power grid. However, despite the microgrid industry experiencing a 44% CAGR (Statista, 2021), microgrid adoption in the US remains slow due in part to the cumbersome processes necessary to vet their feasibility. Our team is working to change this by developing an intelligent and automated decision support tool to innovate the microgrid discovery process.

Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolStevens Institute of Technology, School of Business Industry Capstone Program
Engagement FormatCapstone - Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in small groups of 2-6 directly with faculty and host company project champions on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
CourseFall 2021 Industry Capstone Program
Level
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled30 (5-6 students per project)
Meeting Day & TimeTBD
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment1 Hour
Duration13.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Growth Strategy

Marketing

Product Design & Development

Research & Development

Software Design & Development

Students

Student

Padma Priyanka Ravulapaty

pravula1@stevens.edu

Student

Timothy Borin

tborin@stevens.edu

Student

ANUSHA SOLANKI

asolanki@stevens.edu

Student

Zeel Jetli

zjetli@stevens.edu

Collaboration Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Type
Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Projects

Application Deadline for Fall 2021 Projects

August 13th, 2021 Event na
Resume Upload Resume Upload
 
August 13th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
First Day of Classes

First Day of Classes

Students must register for their specified section of MGT 809 by this date.
August 30th, 2021 Event na
Teams finalized/students notified

Teams finalized/students notified

information coming soon
September 3rd, 2021 Event na
Kickoff Evaluation Due

Kickoff Evaluation Due

September 6th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Project Kick Off

Project Kick Off

Prior to this date, all projects will begin.
September 10th, 2021 Event na
UPLOAD MILESTONE #1 DELIVERBALE UPLOAD MILESTONE #1 DELIVERBALE
September 24th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Reminder of Confidentiality

Reminder of Confidentiality

During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. By registering for the CapSource system and participating in this Program, you are bound by the Rules of Engagement, including strict confidentiality of information shared with you. Please be respectful and professional.
October 8th, 2021 Event na
Temp Check #1 Due

Temp Check #1 Due

October 8th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Temp Check #2 Due

Temp Check #2 Due

October 29th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Town Hall Presentations

Town Hall Presentations

DATE TBD! Mid-semester update on projects with faculty, staff, industry partners and students
November 15th, 2021 Event na
Temp Check #3 Due

Temp Check #3 Due

December 3rd, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
End Date of Fall 2021 Projects

End Date of Fall 2021 Projects

Students will work with their faculty advisors & industry partners to schedule end of semester presentations and wrap up any tasks.
December 10th, 2021 Event na
Drop Box for End of Project Deliverables Drop Box for End of Project Deliverables
 
December 10th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
Final Peer Evaluation Due

Final Peer Evaluation Due

December 10th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation
Final Self Evaluation Due

Final Self Evaluation Due

December 10th, 2021 Evaluation evaluation

Key Milestones & Project Process

Project Resources

There are no resources currently available

Company Supervising Team

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

School Supervisors

Instructor

Pat Saporito

patsaporito@gmail.com