Sustainable Practice Impact Award

Sustainable Practice Impact Award and Plenary

A highlight of OPEN, the Sustainable Practice Impact Award recognizes companies or individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in developing clean technologies, implementing sustainable practices in their businesses, or providing exceptional educational opportunities to university students. The award reflects the strong commitment of VentureWell and The Lemelson Foundation to supporting technological innovation that improves the world.

Congratulations to our 2023 awardee, Dr. Sylvia Robles, Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s (UTRGV) Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship (RCVCOBE). Read more about Sylvia and her story.

Sustainable Practice Impact Award winner Dr. Sylvia Robles being presented with her award at OPEN 2023.

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Key Dates

  • Super Early Bird Registration Closes: December 15, 2023
  • OPEN 2024: March 18-20, 2024

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