WATCH: The Wond’ry builds a climate-positive future with Climate Innovation Accelerator

The cohort of the Climate Innovation Accelerator


Led by the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s center for innovation, the Climate Innovation Accelerator is a first-of-its-kind Nashville initiative that engages an inclusive network of local universities, minority-owned/led small businesses, and nonprofits to advance the city’s leadership initiatives toward a climate-positive future. 

  • The second annual cohort of 75 participants concluded their 10-week learning journey in April.  
  • The journey included executive education sessions and a project pairing with an interdisciplinary student team and an expert mentor to scope, identify and research innovative opportunities within the organization’s business model or mission.  
  • Student participants engaged in co-creation, community building and hands-on framework such as design thinking and systems change to learn through the impact of real-world projects. 

Learn more about the Climate Innovation Accelerator