Best Paper Presentation Award: Professor Sidhu and Sutardja Center Team, Lavian and Howell, win Best Paper Presentation Award at IEEE/ICE International Technology Management Conference, Belfast Ireland, June 22-24, 2015 for “R&D Models for Advanced Development & Corporate Research, Understanding Six Models of Advanced R&D” . This paper presented in Ireland came out of a question from a number of…

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In January 2015, SCET launched the $15,000 Delta Prize, a new startup competition at UC Berkeley. Of the 30+ applicants from across the campus, four exceptional finalists were selected and spent the next three months accelerating their growth in Venture Lab.  So why does UC Berkeley need another startup competition? Venture Lab Manager Eugene Noh explains,…

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 Transcense, an SCET Venture Lab team and now winner of The UC Berkeley Startup Competition, is hiring to expand its group of five at its San Francisco office. Developed by researchers from Berkeley—Thibault Duchemin, Pieter Doevendans and Skinner Cheng, Transcense make group conversations possible between deaf people and their peers.The team demonstrated their product last week…

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SCET is excited to announce the winners of the Amazon Collider Project. The winning team members are Valentin Marek, Zied Alaoui, Kevin Olivier and Nathan Berrebbi. The runner-up team members are Abbey Chaver and Ben LeRoy. As SCET’s first collider project, Amazon Logistics offered students a chance to tackle challenges from the real-world—they can either forecast the number of vehicles…

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Founding director and chief scientist of SCET, Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu visited Shantou University this May to present a successful model for fostering innovation. Shantou University (STU), founded in 1981 with the approval of the State Council, is a key comprehensive university under the “211 Project” in the Guangdong province. It is a university co-developed by the…

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On June 8th, the Spring 2015 cohort for SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) assembled with their guests on the Berkeley campus for a final lecture on Engineering Leadership Principles by Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu. This cohort represented the 5th year the program has been in existence, and it has now graduated over 225 professionals.  Graduates…

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Seven teams participated in the spring semester 2015 Financial Challenge Lab taught by Mehdi Maghsoodnia. The winning team, LoanCru was awarded $15,000 prize. “I never thought I’d really have a chance to start a startup this early in my life,” said Daniel Saeidi, a winning member. IEOR 185, otherwise known as the Challenge Lab, is…

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Over 75 ELPP Alumni attended our mixer event at Ericsson in San Jose on June 4th.  Ericsson offered a guided tour of their Experience Center, which demonstrates the many applications their technology has enabled.  Erik Ekudden, CTO, Ericsson in Silicon Valley and Head of Ericsson Group Technology Strategy, welcomed the group and spoke on the next…

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With contribution and editing from Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and Global Venture Lab (GVL) Faculty,  the inaugural issue of the Applied Innovation Review (AIR) is now available.   This first issue contains an opening letter from Dada Banatao, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, and Chair of the PhilDev Foundation which is leveraging Entrepreneurship to develop…

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  Foundation Capital Opportunity for New Ventures integrated with SCET’s Collider Projects which allow the experience to be part of UC Berkeley’s Curriculum. Twelve companies pitched their products to four judges and a crowd of investors and entrepreneurs on the launching day of Founder’s Program, a 3-6 month jumpstart program for exclusively for UC Berkeley…

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