Collider Sprints are projects designed to connect students with thought leaders in industry and academia. In an effort to find the next emerging fields in tech, Collider Sprint topics are proposed by industry or academic research centers and designed to challenge students to develop innovative solutions that lead to industry or technology advancement, new venture creation, or measurable social impact. Mentoring by industry experts provides students valuable insight into new markets and opportunities while expanding personal and professional networks. All Collider Sprints are team-based and project-driven, providing an opportunity to sharpen teamwork and leadership skills in a multidisciplinary environment.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders can participate in the Collider Sprints.
Collider Sprints are innovation projects open to undergraduates and graduates of all disciplines. The class is typically offered during Fall and Spring semesters and is listed in the course catalog as INDENG 190C. One unit from this class can count towards fulfilling the SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology for UC Berkeley students.
Industry and Academic Advisors
Previous Collider Sprints
Collider Sprints do not change the ownership of IP.
- If the problem and resources to work on the problem are provided by a sponsoring firm and no substantial use of facilities and equipment are provided by the university, then the firm may own the resulting IP, similar to an internship.
- If the resources to work on the problem, including substantial use of facilities and equipment, are provided by the university, then the IP may be open or protected by the university at the discretion of the faculty and researchers.
- For projects proposed and conducted entirely by students who are not paid employees of the university, such as undergraduates students, then students will continue to own the work of their project as well as have the ability to make their results open.