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- Open Innovation an Ingredient in Chez Panisse’s Success
A case study in California Management Review found that Alice Waters’ success was built upon open innovation, where a community of collaborators – employees, suppliers, customers, and even competitors – benefit from sharing ideas and building relationships with external teams. The study was authored by Henry Chesbrough and Sohyeoung Kim of the Center for Corporate Innovation and Alice Agogino from Mechanical Engineering. Read more.
- Undergrads Innovate with Watson Supercomputer
A Berkeley team of 3 Haas and 3 engineering students are heading to IBM Watson’s headquarters in New York City on January 9 to test the mettle of a new patent application it developed in the Center for Innovation’s “Leveraging IBM Watson” course. The team will vie against nine other teams in the national competition for a prize of $100,000. Read more.
- LAUNCH Startup Accelerator Announces 2015 Participants
Today LAUNCH announced its 2015 participants: beginning in February, the 16 teams will work with a team of mentors and UC Berkeley faculty to bring their market-validated products to the next stage. Read more.
- Haas Team Wins 2014 Tech Challenge
Haas’ own team won the 4th Annual Haas Tech Challenge for its proposed system to alert drivers in advance to an available parking spot, ending the frustrating cycle of circling to find a space.
- Haas Alumni Firms on the Fast Track
New Avenue, founded by Kevin Casey (MBA 09), was one of five firms led by Haas alumni that recently made the San Francisco Business Times’ Fast 100 list of the Bay Area’s fastest growing companies. TubeMogul, Back to the Roots, Modify Watches, and cPrime were also honored. Read more.