There are many famous frameworks ranging from McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model to the various types of innovation (e.g. disruptive, radical, incremental, etc.) and many more. Conceptually, they are all great. However, from a real life perspective, they tend to be more descriptive and less prescriptive. This means it’s helpful if all you want to do…

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This week in Innovation Engineering, students continued the process of combining concepts from mobile executives, technical leaders, and students. Mostafa Essa, a Vodafone engineer, was this week’s guest speaker. He discussed the intersection of Radio Access Networks, AI, and Data Analytics. After just one month, here are a few notable things the class has discovered:…

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This week in Innovation Engineering, Lyle Bertz, who leads R&D at Sprint came to speak to the class about 5G and IoT. The session helped students understand the network and how it affects IoT.  Here are a few key outtakes from his presentation:   1. IoT will change network behavior. Currently, most networks are configured for…

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Five months ago, six UC Berkeley students joined a Challenge Lab where the objective was to solve six problems that face Meghalaya, a North-East state in India. The challenges were Rainwater Harvesting, Horticulture, Turmeric, ECO Tourism, Healthcare and Financial Inclusion. Our challenge was to find a way to create a solution for financial inclusion for…

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This fall semester, the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley will offer a small, selective course that will focus on some of the less glamorous elements of creating a company. The course will feature a speaker series of entrepreneurs and innovators who will share intimate details of their…

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Interested in creatively solving the problems of an overly plastic planet? A one to two unit experiential seminar titled “Deplastifying the Planet” will be available this fall semester for innovative students to work with companies hoping to solve the issue of plastic waste.  Deplastifying the Planet, which will be held on Wednesday afternoons in downtown…

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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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