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New Venture Education

Berkeley-Haas
Entrepreneurship Program

Blum Social Innovator OnRamp

Intellectual Property & Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA)

Jacobs Institute
for Design Innovation

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Entrepreneurship & Technology

Acceleration

CITRIS Foundry

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The Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Winners Announced Fall 2017

August 21, 2017

Written by Catherine Li and Meghana Krishnakumar  During the week of August 14th, 2017, SCET had its bi-annual Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship (BMoE) Bootcamp showcasing students from over 15 countries. This semester’s bootcamp consisted of lecture talks by experienced technology and startup leaders, SCET faculty, and entrepreneurs.  Throughout the week, teams participated in challenges and ideation …

Beyond the Molecule and Beyond the Device: Machine Learning and the Future of Healthcare

August 21, 2017

“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.  That sucks.” – Jeffrey Hammerbacher, Facebook   Hammerbacher’s Lament Are we fated to suffer Hammerbacher’s Lament, with our best minds, and our best data, solely serving the gods of commerce?  What of serving mankind’s existential needs in an area as …

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

August 18, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and social networks. The goal of Berkeley Begin is to unite Berkeley’s rich entrepreneurship resources under …

UC Berkeley launches new lab to take on $1 trillion meat industry

August 17, 2017

The new alt.meat lab will enable engineering, science, and entrepreneurship students to utilize high-tech approaches to create plant-based meat alternatives targeted at satisfying meat lovers UC Berkeley students Joshua Nixon and Kimberlie Le serving their plant-based fish product to Christie Legally, senior scientist at the Good Food Institute The University of California, Berkeley is creating …

Announcing BEGIN: Berkeley’s New Gateway to Innovation

August 11, 2017

The University of California, Berkeley has created its first ever virtual hub for innovation on campus, named Berkeley Begin – the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation. Now entrepreneurs can more easily connect with Berkeley’s robust network of innovation courses, incubators, accelerators, funding, and social networks. The goal of Berkeley Begin is to unite Berkeley’s rich entrepreneurship …

Welcome to the Global Poverty & Practice Minor!

August 11, 2017

The problem of poverty is far from a clear-cut issue. In the new age of globalization and technology, future generations must develop the skills needed to critically think about the complexities of inequality in order to overcome the world’s most challenging obstacles. Since its formation 2007, the Global Poverty and Practice minor at the University …

A look at the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

August 3, 2017

On May 3 and 4, students from 17 courses held in Jacobs Hall — along with clubs and student-taught DeCals that use the building’s resources—presented projects at the 2017 Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. The showcase capped a semester of design innovation that saw students develop sustainable products, prototype innovations in space research, apply technology to pressing challenges …

Spotlight on: R I S ☰, Berkeley’s Solar Decathlon Team

August 3, 2017

“I think something that’s really important to us is our story.” — Ruth McGee, R I S ☰ Project Manager Every two years, collegiate teams from across the nation gather to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Launched in 2002, the competition challenges teams to design, build, and operate a full-scale, solar-powered home centered …

A season of talks at Jacobs Hall: Three themes we heard

August 3, 2017

This fall brought an exciting mix of speakers to Jacobs Hall, through our Jacobs Design Conversations series and a new pop-up series of informal talks, Design Field Notes. Over the course of the semester, we heard from wide-ranging voices on design projects, practices, and possibilities. Here are three themes we heard in this season of talks. …

Reimagining Mobility

August 3, 2017

Self-driving cars that pick your kids up from school. An app that smoothes your public transit experience, from starting point to final destination. A network of autonomous, modular pods that allow you to travel the world, bringing your life along with you. These futuristic-sounding ideas may not be so far away: they’re all concepts that students …

Designing healthy futures

August 3, 2017

“This class involved delving into whole new fields for me,” says Sara Sampson. With a laugh, she continues, “But we figured things out along the way.” Sampson is speaking in December 2016, as her team wraps up their project for Bioengineering Senior Design Projects, a course taught by Amy Herr and held in Jacobs Hall. The …

48 Hours, 11 Innovations at TOM:Berkeley

August 3, 2017

On March 17, nearly 100 innovators gathered at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation to kick off a weekend makeathon focused on developing custom solutions for everyday challenges encountered by people with disabilities. The event, called TOM: Berkeley, was presented by UC Berkeley student group EnableTech as part of the global Tikkun Olam Makers community, …

Research through design: Five questions with James Pierce

August 3, 2017

James Pierce approaches design from multiple angles. With an academic background in human-computer interaction (he holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in this field), he is a designer and researcher who explores speculative design, design theory, and everyday social practices. At the Jacobs Institute, he teaches two courses that reach students at different points …

Getting into the field

August 3, 2017

The Bay Area is a global center of design activity, from Silicon Valley innovations to the urban manufacturing projects that marry craft and technology in San Francisco and Oakland. For Berkeley students, opportunities to explore this rich local ecosystem can powerfully complement their coursework, offering close-up looks at design concepts in practice. This spring, a …

The languages of making: Five questions with Adam Hutz

August 3, 2017

Adam Hutz is a doctoral candidate in rhetoric, whose research focuses on the ways in which we map virtual spaces. When he’s not working on that research, he can often be found at Jacobs Hall or the CITRIS Invention Lab: he’s woven hands-on making into his graduate experience, participating in Jacobs Institute Chief Learning Officer …

Inside the studio: Teaching design innovation

August 3, 2017

“Starting in fall 2015,” read a spring 2015 Berkeley Engineer magazine feature on Jacobs Hall, the then-future home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, “future engineers, artists and game-changers from many fields will have an inspiring new environment for advancing visionary ideas into designs to help improve the world….Studios with access to the latest …

Reflecting on “Why” for UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

August 1, 2017

Let’s Reflect: We are now in the 12th year of our journey with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  Overall, it has been a prolific experience at Berkeley as we have taught over 5,000 students, developed over 100 new ventures, worked with 500 Silicon Valley executives, and collaborated with ten partner universities from around …

Sutardja Center to help advance entrepreneurship in India

July 31, 2017

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has entered into a partnership with Sri Ramaswami Memorial University (SRM) to help establish new centers for innovation and entrepreneurship in India. SRM wishes to embrace the study and practice of “technology-centric” innovation as championed by SCET in order to educate …

Bringing Affordable Off-Grid Lighting to the Developing World

July 28, 2017

World Development journal features the research of Evan Mills and the Blum-funded Lumina Project, which cultivates technologies and markets for affordable low-carbon lighting worldwide. Source link

Blum Affiliated Faculty, Clair Brown, Talks Buddhist Economics

July 28, 2017

In this podcast, Blum Center affiliated faculty, Clair Brown, speaks about alternative ways of structuring an economy and measuring economic progress, based on the Buddhist values of sustainability, interconnectedness, capability and happiness. Click to listen to the podcast or learn about her book. Source link

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