If you had the chance to re-design any administrative system at UC Berkeley, which would you choose? That is the question that students will be answering this fall in the “Disrupt Berkeley” Challenge Lab course offered through the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET). Through experiential learning and entrepreneurial product creation, students in “Disrupt…

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By Ikhlaq Sidhu | May 22, 2019 Let’s start with the problem.  The fact is that most innovation projects fail.  In fact, even when they go forward, they often result in ineffective, overly complex, and/or overly expensive solutions. Sometimes, these projects never get internal funding approvals. Other times, they start but completely miss the mark in terms of…

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Executives taking part in SCET’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco office of Bluescape, a leader of innovative, collaboration workspace solutions, and begin to envision the integration of the many tools used in workplaces today, such as Slack, PowerPoint, Google Sheets and Adobe Creative Cloud, in a shared, multi-user,…

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Which mindsets and behaviors do successful entrepreneurs typically have? How can entrepreneurs learn and practice these mindsets and behaviors to become more innovative? Presented by Ikhlaq Sidhu, director and chief scientist of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET). This 1 hour lecture is a helpful resource for any instructor, student, innovator, or entrepreneur.…

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In the fourth episode of Founded at Berkeley, visiting researcher Ann Snitko speaks with Ikhlaq Sidhu about the founding of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology and the development of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. You can find more episodes of Founded @ Berkeley here.

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In late October, executives and managers from around the world gathered at Berkeley to participate in our first open-enrollment Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership week. In what was described as a “fantastic” and “organization changing” week. Our global participants heard from our leading faculty on disruptive technologies (AI, big data, AR/VR, robotics), as well as from…

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