students and industry partnering for the planet: when waste leads to good business
More university programs are fostering industry partnerships, and giving students real-world opportunities to address environmental issues.
Teaching Green: Integrating Sustainability Principles into I&E Curriculum
Jeremy Faludi’s Tools for Design and Sustainability includes a guide to teaching green principles in innovation and entrepreneurship courses.
how startups can lessen their environmental footprint
From using renewable energy sources to minimizing packaging waste, early-stage innovators can find ways to lessen their environmental footprint.
Faculty Spotlight: Richard Niesenbaum from Muhlenberg College
We continue our series highlighting educators within the VentureWell network who are doing good work—faculty members who are catalyzing change in higher education and inspiring…
Innovator Spotlight: Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics
Myriam Sbeiti of Sunthetics has developed a solar-powered device to use during nylon production to help eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.
Innovator Spotlight: Julie Bliss Mullen of Aclarity
Julie Bliss Mullen of ASPIRE team Aclarity has learned that it takes a team to make an impact through innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty Spotlight: Raja Schaar
Raja Schaar, Assistant Professor of Product Design at Drexel University, focuses her curriculum on health, well-being, social impact, and sustainability.
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…
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.