Melanie Nakagawa: Rhetoric Versus Reality Around Climate Change Solutions
We spoke with Melanie Nakagawa about the rhetoric versus reality surrounding U.S. environmental policies to address climate change.
Water-Energy Nexus: A Connection That’s Driving Innovation
For World Water Day, we spoke with three ventures operating at the water-energy nexus to learn how they’re addressing strains in both resource systems.
Innovator Spotlight: Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife
E-Team grantee Mahdi Eghbali of VerdiLife has learned to look for teammates who have vision and passion for the problem the startup is trying to solve.
How Battery Entrepreneurs Learned the Power of Environmentally Responsible Business
With the right training and support, battery innovators can hold to their environmentally responsible values even in this super-charged competitive space.
Innovator Spotlight: Katie Kollhoff of NUMiX Materials
For Kollhoff, getting comfortable with discomfort has become a valuable survival skill.
Cool Ideas to Fix Global Warming: Preparing Cleantech Startups to Counter Climate Change
Climate change, dire threat that it is, also represents a long-overdue invitation to transform society through the adoption of sustainable technologies.
A Sustainable Solution to Food Waste: Give Produce a Longer Life
VentureWell E-Team Hazel Technologies has developed a sustainable solution to address the food waste crisis.
More Plastic, More Problems: How Innovation is Taking on an Ecological Crisis
VentureWell-supported innovators are tackling the growing plastic pollution crisis through invention and entrepreneurship.
University of Oregon’s Kiersten Muenchinger: Redesigning Sustainability Education
Oregon has a vibrant design-based business community. With companies like Adidas and Nike to dozens of tech companies that make up the Silicon Forest, there’s…
Faculty Spotlight: Jeremy Faludi
Jeremy Faludi, Assistant Professor of Engineering at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, concentrates on teaching sustainable design methods.
Innovator Spotlight: Haley Marie Keith
Haley Marie Keith of MITO Material Solutions found that a strong network helped her team wade through the unknown of starting a new venture.
Innovator Spotlight: Aidan Mouat
Aidan Mouat of Hazel Technologies found that startups must learn to make good decisions with limited information.
Sustainability from the Start: Helping Early-Stage Inventors Think Green
Early stage inventors require access to resources and opportunities to explore what it means to integrate sustainability principles into their products.
Grox Industries: Energy Efficiency is a Window of Opportunity for Cleantech UP Winners
Grox Industries’ nanomaterial-based glass window coating reduces energy loss by 50%, saving consumers up to 70% on their heating and cooling costs.
Sanergy: Solving the Sanitation Crisis, One Toilet at a Time
Sanergy builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation affordable and accessible throughout Africa’s informal settlements.
Infinite Cooling: Clean Energy Champions Aim to Save Power Plants Water and Money
Infinite Cooling invented technology to help power plants reduce water consumption by 20 to 30 percent and save millions of dollars each year.
Drinkwell: Cleaning Water, Generating a Profit
Drinkwell is transforming the world’s water crisis into entrepreneurial opportunity.
How the Cleantech UP Competition Benefits Aspiring Student Entrepreneurs
Turning a game-changing technology into a commercial product requires a lot more than time in a lab.
Impact Inventing: SiNode Systems’ Approach to Sustainable Energy
VentureWell E-Team SiNode Systems developed technology that enables longer-lasting, faster-charging Lithium-ion batteries.