Leveraging the Network: Highlights from the 2017 NIN Conference

NIN conference

The National Science Foundation (NSF) with support from VentureWell convened the fourth annual National Innovation Network (NIN) conference last week in Oxon Hill, MD. The conference gathered close to 200 representatives from the NSF I-Corps community to network, share new developments and best practices, and foster collaborative opportunities to build and grow programs in innovation and entrepreneurship. […]

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Impact Inventing: SiNode Systems’ Approach to Sustainable Energy

SiNode Systems

While participating in Northwestern University’s energy incubator in 2012, Samir Mayekar of SiNode Systems met several like-minded peers motivated to address environmental issues through entrepreneurship. His team gravitated toward energy storage, particularly Lithium-ion batteries, which are quickly becoming the primary power source for electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles. However, current battery chemistries have hit […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Jed Taylor

Jed Taylor

Learn how Jed Taylor applied his I-Corps™ training to entrepreneurship education.

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Faculty Spotlight: Sundar Atre

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This week we continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network that are doing good work—faculty members that are challenging norms in higher education and inspiring students to impact the world through invention. This month’s faculty spotlight is Sundar Atre, Endowed Chair of Manufacturing & Materials at the University of Louisville. Dr. Atre participated […]

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Conversation with VentureWell’s Phil Weilerstein and Thema Monroe-White

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The concept of the Entrepreneurial Mindset (EM) is gaining traction within higher education. There is a growing community focused on developing courses, trainings, workshops, degree programs, and minors that foster EM as well as research around the the best way to define, measure, and assess its impact. There’s a growing consensus that it is feasible […]

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John Warner on Green Chemistry’s Golden Opportunity for S&T Students

green chemistry

Green chemistry is evolving to respond to a host of health and environmental challenges. Like most complex social issues, future science and technology professionals and entrepreneurs will be charged with addressing these problems through innovation. They will have their work cut out for them, but there will be tremendous demand for their solutions. According to […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Pritpal Singh

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This week we continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network that are doing good work—faculty members that are challenging norms in higher education. Next up is Pritpal Singh from Villanova University.

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Innovating How We Support Early Stage Student Innovators

early stage innovators

In the spring of 2015, faculty at University of Virginia noticed that very few student entrepreneurial projects actually continued beyond the formal programs. Here’s how they changed that.

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Faculty Spotlight: Joe Tranquillo

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Next in our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network doing good work is Joe Tranquillo from Bucknell University.

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Eight Great I&E Class Exercises

I&E class exercises

Looking for inspiration for innovation & entrepreneurship exercises you can use in class? Here are eight great ones from faculty in the VentureWell network.

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