Professor Sidhu

Best Paper Presentation Award

By Jay / July 23, 2015 /

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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Delta Prize winner Instant eSports advances to Y Combinator

By Jay / July 20, 2015 /

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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Person presenting at first Collider Project

Amazon Collider Project Winner

By Jay / July 7, 2015 /

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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Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu Visits Shantou University

By Jay / July 7, 2015 /

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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Picture of members at the Spring 2015 Engineering Leadership Professional Program (End of Session Celebration at UC Berkeley Faculty Club)

Graduation for Engineering Leadership Professional Program Held on Berkeley Campus

By Jay / June 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Graduation for Engineering Leadership Professional Program Held on Berkeley Campus

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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Spring 2015 Financial Challenge Lab Winners Awarded $15,000 Prize

By Jay / June 26, 2015 /

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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Engineering Leadership Professional Program holds Alumni Mixer at Ericsson

By Jay / June 18, 2015 / Comments Off on Engineering Leadership Professional Program holds Alumni Mixer at Ericsson

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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Applied Innovation Review (AIR)

By Jay / June 17, 2015 / Comments Off on Applied Innovation Review (AIR)

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 Hosts SCET Collider Event

By Jay / June 5, 2015 /

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 entrepreneurs,…

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Radius Collider Project: Oct 8

By Jay / May 15, 2015 /

Radius, a leader in market intelligence analytics, offers Berkeley students a cash prize & internship opportunity! The Sutardja Center is pleased to offer the Radius Collider Project to students interested in sharpening their data science skills.   Radius has deep connections with UC Berkeley and is a leader in the fast-growing market of data science and…

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