Software represents the futuristic path, an avenue leading us rapidly towards the merge. Meanwhile manufacturing feels like a dying space, at least in the United States. And the data reflect that. But just because manufacturing’s share of GDP has been decreasing does not mean it must continue that way. Even at an all-time low of…

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The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley has just named Tarek Zohdi to be its new Academic Director and member of its new Faculty Committee. Zohdi currently serves as the Will C. Hall Endowed Chair Professor in Berkeley Mechanical Engineering, Chair of the UCB Designated Emphasis for Computational…

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The Sutardja Center’s Alt: Meat Lab Director and Industry Fellow, Ricardo San Martin, was recently featured in the Atlantic for his work on the cultivation of the Chilean soapbark tree, Quillaja saponaria, which contains valuable extracts called saponins, a key ingredient in an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine candidate being developed by Novavax. Novavax made headlines in July…

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Will remote work continue to be the standard after the global pandemic recedes? Is this a fundamental shift we are seeing or a temporary one? What will change permanently going forward? The hard part is identifying people who are actually qualified to answer these questions. Fortunately, we at the SCET did exactly that. Last week,…

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Until now, sports games were simply cancelled if no live audience could be there. Without the shouting, cheering, chanting, and hype generated by an audience, games can feel empty & emotionless. Due to the pandemic, massive sports franchises like the NBA have had to innovate new ways to maintain audience engagement and simulate traditional playing…

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Every year, we look forward to welcoming international students to UC Berkeley for our spring and fall programs at the Sutardja Center. Empowering innovators to positively change the world is what drives us forward. However, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, and following campus guidelines, we’ve made the decision to postpone the in-person component of the…

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innovation-x supply chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially disrupted the global supply chain. Within a matter of months, the transportation, logistics, and manufacturing industries have gone through rapid and accelerated transformation. New questions and opportunities are now coming up for the future of the supply chain. How has the role of the supply chain evolved in the current…

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