Visiting Researcher Program

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Visiting Researcher Program

Entrepreneurially focused researchers and research teams may come to UC Berkeley to focus on innovation research.  The Sutardje Center is a home for the study and practice at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.  One focus area of the Center is behavioral development for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  The Center is also engaged in research that support the creation of new emerging industry areas, such as those listed in the Lab and Program areas of the Center.

If accepted, visiting researchers of the Center are able to do the following:

  • Spend up to two years at SCET
  • Work on barriers to creating new companies and new industries.
  • Study areas including emerging technologies, policy, industry structure, teaching methods, market entry models. Research outputs often include reports, conference publications, and industry creation activities.
  • Participate in the Management of Technology Innovation Course. (IEOR 290) and the Introduction to Silicon Valley (IEOR 190)
  • Potentially guest lecture or co-teach in our program and participate in other SCET and collaborate with other researchers.
  • Lab activities may include up to 40% time at Berkeley’s new venture accelerator, SkyDeck, as part of the Global Founders Program.

Visiting researchers may apply independently to the Sutardja Center, or be considered for this program in parallel to applying for the Global Founders Program at SkyDeck.  For direct applicants, please apply below. The program requires sponsorship of bench fee at $5,000 per semester, per person plus visa fees. All applications must include a proposed research statement within the comment field as well as a full CV in the form immediately below.


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