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October 2020

10/1: Future of Work

October 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

https://youtu.be/Yn9ksaH7wiU Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially changed the human workforce. Large multinational corporations have re-organized into mostly remote workforces essentially overnight. Small businesses and retail are having to re-organize to protect consumer and worker safety. Will work-from-home continue to be the standard after the global pandemic ends? According to a July article from the Wall Street Journal, 86% of founders do not plan to return to pre-COVID-19 work-from-home policies. While working from home has benefits such as being more…

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10/15: Touchless Society

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

https://youtu.be/W6PqdopmAbo Do you remember the last time you went out in public and didn’t think about what you touched? You could safely interact with elevators, ticket machines, ATMs, vending machines, and so on without a second thought. However, COVID-19 has accelerated a path to make these standard features of our daily life obsolete. Due to the health risks associated with hands-on technology, innovators are looking to transform our world into a touchless one. According to Wired, due to the COVID-19…

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10/15: Innovation-X Roundtable: Touchless Society

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The goal of the Innovation-X Roundtable series is to help industry adapt at this critical time. How can companies innovate to create the biggest impact for industry and society now and in the future? From these initial discussions, will emerge Discovery Projects, where we will leverage the resources of UC Berkeley faculty and students to create innovative solutions with Network members that guide the future of industry. Register

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10/29: Innovation-X Roundtable: Advanced Manufacturing

October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The goal of the Innovation-X Roundtable series is to help industry adapt at this critical time. How can companies innovate to create the biggest impact for industry and society now and in the future? From these initial discussions, will emerge Discovery Projects, where we will leverage the resources of UC Berkeley faculty and students to create innovative solutions with Network members that guide the future of industry. Register

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November 2020

11/5: Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

https://youtu.be/62je6sdpR8M Robots and automation, AI, smart systems, IoT-it’s all here and set to unleash a new industrial revolution. As Industry 4.0 expands, there is a path to shape the future and create social impact by enabling sustainable technologies like solar energy, electric vehicles and wind power, as well as the ability to transform global supply chains, making them more agile, transparent, sustainable, and ethical. But as the disruption that came with COVID showed us, this bright future is not today’s…

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11/12: Innovation-X Roundtable: Future of Retail

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The goal of the Innovation-X Roundtable series is to help industry adapt at this critical time. How can companies innovate to create the biggest impact for industry and society now and in the future? From these initial discussions, will emerge Discovery Projects, where we will leverage the resources of UC Berkeley faculty and students to create innovative solutions with Network members that guide the future of industry. Register

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11/12: Reimagining the retail economy from proximity to distance

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

https://youtu.be/zsqLQfIBIyI COVID-19 has accelerated a shift in retail that started with e-commerce 3 decades ago. As consumers adjust their habits to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in their daily lives, retailers have an opportunity to reimagine their business to serve these consumers in a post-pandemic world. The panel will explore how the retail industry is doing this through the lens of our esteemed panelists who will explore both business & technical aspects of this reimagination. The goal of the…

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December 2020

SCET Spring 2021 Classes Information Session

December 8, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Come learn more about Spring 2021 classes at the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. We will give an overview of our upcoming class offerings and the Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology. Register Here

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January 2021

1/28: US Innovation & Cross Border Opportunity

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How can outside business people access the myriad opportunities in innovation in the United States, Silicon Valley and beyond? What is unique about the culture in US innovation ecosystems and what kind of norms are expected? What kind of investment, partnership, and venture opportunities exist in the US and how can Chinese and other outside players best access these opportunities? These are some of the questions that will be addressed by a panel of US-China business experts including Olivia Wang,…

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February 2021

2/25 The Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chains

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

https://youtu.be/DubJcwYzuXs In the past 20 years, our society has become increasingly accessible— in the span of a day, a person can travel across the world, simultaneously, if you prefer staying home, you can have everything from groceries to clothing delivered directly to you in the span of a few days. However, with these incredible innovations, our amount of waste and greenhouse gas emissions have dramatically increased—putting our future at risk. Our upcoming Innovation-X roundtable will pose the question: What will…

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