Grand Challenges in Energy From Edgerton Center

Energy Storage Technologies Video Course By Erika Wagner (MIT)
Students Enrolled: 0 Total Lecturs: 2
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What will I learn from this course?

  • appreciate what X prize and what prizes it is giving in various areas of innovation


  • Anybody who wants to understand X Prize

Who is the target audience?

  • Anybody who wants to understand X Prize and what it covers areas

Course Curriculum

Total: 2 lectures

  • First Lecture

  • 1h 04m 15s

    Grand Challenges in Energy


This course will examine the intersection of incentives and innovation, drawing on economic models, historic examples, and recent experience of the X PRIZE Foundation to help develop a future prize in Energy Storage Technologies.

About Tutor

  • Tutor: Erika Wagner (MIT)
  • Tests Packages: 0
  • Students: 0

Erika Wagner PhD Business Development Manager at Blue Origin,Greater Seattle AreaDefense & Space
Engineer, program manager, and business professional with interest in innovation and humanity's grand challenges.
Strong interdisciplinary background in aerospace and biomedical engineering, 
with significant exposure to both spacecraft development and clinical medicine. 
More than 6 years experience in managing an ambitious multi-university student satellite team, 
with responsibilities spanning both technical oversight and programmatics. 
Research experience in vestibular physiology and bone biomechanics. 
Built the X PRIZE Lab @ MIT from the ground up, developing a network for teaching and research on innovation incentives.
Transitioned to Senior Director of Exploration Prize Development with the X PRIZE Foundation, 
managing a portfolio of new competition designs in space, sea and advanced transportation.
Now have returned to the commercial space industry, specializing in translating between scientists,
engineers, and the rest of the world. Passionate about human spaceflight and the opportunities afforded for research, 
education, and the arts as we open the space frontier. Frequent public speaker on commercial spaceflight, innovation, and STEM/STEAM.
Specialties: exploration, aerospace medicine, biomedical engineering, small satellite development, program management, innovation, prize theory

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