VentureWell’s Sustainable Practice Impact Award honors companies that develop clean technologies or implement sustainable practices, or faculty who provide exceptional educational opportunities to university students.
2017 Winner: SiNode Systems
SiNode Systems was honored for their silicon graphene composites, which enable longer lasting, faster charging batteries for mobile devices or laptops as a replacement for today’s unsustainable demand on lithium-ion batteries.
2016 Winner: Drinkwell
Drinkwell was honored for creating a micro-franchise model to establish local water businesses in arsenic-affected areas of Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, and beyond.
2015 Winner: Promethean Power
Promethean Power was honored for inventing refrigeration systems for cold-storage applications in off-grid and partially electrified areas of developing countries.
2014 Winner: Burt Swersey
Burt Swersey, inventor, entrepreneur, and founder of Inventor’s Studio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was honored for his support of some of VentureWell’s E-Teams innovating in the clean and green technology sectors.