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UC Berkeley Engineering's Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Empowering Innovators to Positively Change the World

Upcoming Events

YC @ UC Berkeley Office Hours

YC Partner and President Geoff Ralston will be hosting office hours for early stage companies. If you’re looking for advice on your startup, have questions about fundraising or about YC, sign up early.  Limited spots for office hours are available, so please sign up by July 9, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to sign up…

Innovation-X Roundtable: Innovation in Times of Change

Black swans are rare and unpredictable events that create a huge impact on the ways we live and work. During the Covid-19 pandemic, individuals and companies have to adapt to a new normal for daily life. Which industries are thriving and which are struggling in the new normal? What will the consequences be for how…

YC @ UC Berkeley Event

Join us for a talk with Y Combinator partner and President Geoff Ralston. Before YC, Geoff built YahooMail (previously RocketMail), was the CEO of Lala (acquired by Apple) and co-founded Imagine K12 (the first Ed Tech Accelerator). Geoff will cover some of the myths that exist around starting startups, what you should do while you’re…


Developing entrepreneurs
and innovators

SCET emphasizes hands-on learning and offers a suite of courses and programs for students, professionals, and academics. The center offers a Certificate and Entrepreneurship and Technology allowing students to show completion of well-developed, and applicable curriculum. In addition, our professional programs allow career individuals to similarly continue to grow their skills.

Global innovation collider

Our innovation collider programs such as the Global Partners at UC BerkeleyGlobal Venture Lab, Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and  Startup Semester create rich interactions between students and professors from around the world to create innovative projects, startups, and research.


Driving future technologies

SCET’s X at Berkeley initiative allows students and professionals to discover the "Future of X."  Applied research topics in our labs focus on emerging new economy areas such as data analytics, autonomous cars, blockchain, cybersecurity, plant-based meats and many more. Results from our labs create knowledge and inform the Sutardja Center's undergraduate, graduate, professional, and executive courses and programs.

Innovation Collider

What is Innovation Collider?

The SCET fosters creates an innovation environment by facilitating "collisions" of people and groups that can make unique contributions by bringing diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. Our Innovation Collider brings together students, faculty, investors, alumni, professionals, executives, firms, and global institutions to connect through our programs, courses, and X-Labs. Through these collisions, SCET can create new ventures, corporate innovations, social impact and help entrepreneurs discover what's next.


What Programs are Available for You?

UC Berkeley Students

We welcome all majors in our 30+ courses. Berkeley students can earn the Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Technology. We also offer a one-of-a-kind summer abroad program, European Innovation Academy.


We welcome visitors from around the world to participate in our Innovation Collider located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the heart of Silicon Valley. Global academic institutions can partner with us to learn about our innovative pedagogy and X-Lab framework for developing technology innovations. We also welcome global researchers and global undergraduate students to participate in Startup Semester at Berkeley, and graduate students to participate in our LeBridge Fellows program.

Professionals & Executives

The Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP) helps engineering leaders advance. It is similar to an MBA, but condensed, and more focused on technology. The Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week helps executives start or advance corporate innovation programs in their firms.


Contact us to learn more about opportunities to invest in our venture teams.


Learn more about the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, a joint venture between three premier organizations at Berkeley to accelerator blockchain startups.


We partner with companies to help make our classes applied and industry-focused. Contact us to learn how your company can work with Berkeley students and faculty on next-generation technology and projects using our unique innovation engineering framework