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How Design Thinking Can Help Create Affordable Meat Alternatives

SCET Alt:Meat Lab Director Co-Authors Chapter in ‘Design Thinking for Food Well-Being’ with Two Other UC Berkeley Professors and Launches New ‘Design of Affordable Plant-Based…

Stop the Recycling PSAs: Why Corporations Should Be Responsible for Plastic Waste

From the ‘Deplastify the Planet’ Class: A Circular Economic Solution to Plastic Waste In most states, plastic recycling is currently…

SCET is Celebrating 15 Years with Ikhlaq Sidhu

SCET Faculty Director and Chief Scientist, Ikhlaq Sidhu, has created a new model for the academic innovation center that embraces…

The Creator of Siri: “Make your prototype magic”

“We launched a free app in the app store and 2 weeks later we get this call… ‘Heeeey it’s Steve,…

Behavioral Economics: The Entrepreneur’s Best Friend?

Economics’ Not-So-Hidden Hand Behavioral economics has been much in the public eye this century, whether it was Daniel Kahneman’s 2002…

The Third Model of Content Monetization

Ads and subscriptions are the winning business models for B2C content. But a third model is emerging which may spark an internet revolution. Model 1:…

Innovating through crisis: why now is the best time to start a company and positively change the world

In Spring 2021, SCET will offer a new course, Challenge Lab – Innovating Through Crisis (INDENG 185-002), that will help students create new startups focused on helping…

Top Projects Announced for Data-X Fall 2020

The Data-X course (Applied Data Science with Venture Applications, INDENG 135/290) has just announced its top projects from Fall 2020. 140 students submitted twenty-eight high…

French Embassy OST recognizes SCET Deplastify the Planet course on 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement

SCET will offer its Deplastify the Planet course in collaboration with Schoolab in Spring 2021. Participating students will have the opportunity to create a venture…

SCET Collider Cup VII

Announcing the Fall 2020 Collider Cup VII winners and teaching awardees

The SCET held its premier event, Collider Cup, on December 11, 2020 in an accelerated virtual format. The top student venture project teams from the…

Impact Food Wins the Esteemed Hult Prize

Impact Food has just won the Hult Prize! The UC Berkley plant-based seafood startup team, who got their start at the Alt Meat Lab out…

Dave Gilboa and the Birth of Warby Parker

In 1999, Dave Gilboa was doing research in Robert Full’s integrative biology lab on the movement of cockroaches, spending hundreds of hours working with freezing…

Is Manufacturing Being Overlooked?

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…

Collider Cup Returns in Accelerated Virtual Format

SCET’s flagship pitch competition will return in a rapid fire virtual format on December 11 as Collider Cup VII, featuring pitches from this semester’s top…

SCET Forms Partnership with WOJ to Create a New Path for Tech Entrepreneurship for Students Around the World

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce a new partnership with WOJ, creator of…