Sustainable Design to Integration Course
Creating a Framework for Entrepreneurial Design
The project was funded by VentureWell and located at The University of Akron in 2020-2021.
The goal of the project was the development of the interdisciplinary course "Sustainable Design to Integration –
Creating a Framework for Entrepreneurial Design" to provide knowledge on sustainability for students with
different disciplinary backgrounds (art, engineering, biology) and guide design innovation to implementation
projects in interdisciplinary teams. Connected to the development of this course, a mentoring and networking
platform across the US and Canada was provided to enhance communication among people and institutions.
Project Lead: Petra Gruber, Peter Niewiarowski