Sutardja Center staff, faculty, and alumni gather for the IE University / SCET signing ceremony
Sutardja Center staff, faculty, and alumni gather for the IE University / SCET signing ceremony

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to announce a new partnership with IE University, IE School of Science and Technology in Madrid, Spain to help facilitate global collaboration between the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center and IE University students, faculty, and innovators. The collaboration will enable the SCET and IE to work together on impact-driven projects and programs. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with IE University and its School of Science and Technology,” says Ken Singer, Managing Director of the Sutardja Center at UC Berkeley. “Their focus on empowering students aligns perfectly with the Sutardja Center’s mission to empower innovators to positively change the world. By partnering with IE University, we will also have the opportunity to work again with Ikhlaq Sidhu, SCET Founding Director and Dean of IE School of Science and Technology, which will allow us to create a strong global partnership with IE University and help the Sutardja Center connect with innovators across the globe.”

“We at the College of Engineering are excited about the partnership with IE and look forward to a fruitful and beneficial relationship,” added Mark Asta, Executive Associate Dean, UC Berkeley College of Engineering.

Ikhlaq Sidhu noted that the partnership with the Sutardja Center will create a valuable two-way knowledge exchange, allowing IE University students and faculty to connect with Berkeley and the Silicon Valley ecosystem in California and enabling innovators and students from Berkeley to learn from innovators at IE. “We are excited to join forces with the Sutardja Center and to expand Berkeley’s global engagement while collaborating on technology and innovation programs,” he added.

Ikhlaq Sidhu, Dean of IE School of Science and Technology and Ken Singer, SCET Managing Director & Chief Learning Officer

About the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is a global innovation hub headquartered at UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering, where aspiring entrepreneurs take deep dives into the world of technology entrepreneurship and embark on the path to developing exciting new ventures. The Center offers a suite of courses and programs for students, executives, and global innovators. UC Berkeley is the world’s #1 public university and ranks as the #2 university for startups and entrepreneurs, according to Pitchbook. UC Berkeley has been at the forefront of innovation in emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency.

About IE School of Science and Technology

IE School of Science and Technology offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to be multidisciplinary, impact-driven technology leaders.  With a focus on real-world experience and hands-on learning, students have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects and gain a deep understanding of the latest technology trends. IE is QS Ranked: #7 Data and Business Analytics, #7 MBA  #3 Entrepreneurship, and among the top 25 most innovative universities.

About IE University

IE University promotes positive change through education, research, and innovation. The academic institution offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world with a global vision, an entrepreneurial mindset, respect for diversity and sustainability, and a unique focus on the humanities. IE University comprises five schools: IE Business School, IE Law School, IE School of Politics, Economics and Global Affairs, IE School of Architecture and Design and IE School of Science and Technology. The institution has a faculty of more than 500 professors who teach students from 140 countries in undergraduate, master’s and executive education programs. IE University’s platform of more than 75,000 alumni is present in 190 countries. More information at: