Global Partners at UC Berkeley

Global Innovation Collider

The Global Innovation Collider is the international academic partner's program at the Sutardja Center. Select universities are chosen on an annual basis for a three-year partnership that allows the institution to collaborate with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (SCET) in the following ways:

Engagement with SCET faculty and graduate students.

Participation in SCET events held on the Berkeley campus.

Access to high-end collaboration space (approximately 2500 sq. ft.)

Knowledge transfer and education in BMoE through opportunities to attend various courses (on a non-credit basis).

Bi-directional information exchange, including the opportunity to send visiting scholars or professors to SCET.

Access to and/or collaboration in SCET-led research projects and training programs hosted by the SCET.

It is our hope that each University can leverage the UC Berkeley ecosystem and that we can support their own, unique, plans to develop globally innovative programs.

- Ikhlaq Sidhu

Goals for the partnership program vary for each institution. Some institutions send faculty to learn the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship in order to build upon new teaching models in their own locations. Others send new venture teams to learn from and network in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Additionally, each partner can benefit from learning from other global partners as part of the larger network. The partner institutions selected for this program by UC Berkeley will jointly contribute to this new model for Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Start or advance an entrepreneurship program

Learn entrepreneurship teaching methods

Connect with Silicon Valley culture

Bring research to market

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