During March 23-25, 2017 I participated in Open 2017 (VentureWell conference) with a group of other professor of the UPRM Pathways to Innovation group. We were also joined by Blue Horizon a start-up from UPRM that participated of the Open Minds part of the conference. Our delegation participated in the following panels: VentureWell Grants and Resources, Developing Your Assessment Strategy: Objectives, metrics and collection procedures, and Entrepreneurial Mindset.
This video summarizes the atmosphere at an Open conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo_a7KIWJw4
This conference is a great way to share best practices between universities that have an active innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Here we validate our work and get teaching ideas to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.
The UPRM Pathways to Innovation group was recognized with two Awards: Curricular Innovation Award, and Student Engagement Award. These are the result of various projects in our innovation and entrepreneurship eco-system: New Venture Design Experience, Innovation Tracks, and Idea Platform.