BHEP is hosting the Hult Prize Foundation competition at UC Berkeley on November 28. This year’s challenge is: Reawakening Human Potential: building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022.
Maria Carkovic, Executive Director of the Institute for Business Innovation, provides a recap of the Institute’s activities: Read more.
The Center for Entrepreneurship & Development in the Middle East, which supports research and education, hosts conferences, and offers policy recommendations, is now part of the Institute for Business Innovation. Founder and Director Dariush Zahedi, a native of Iran, has taught Middle East-related courses for Political Science, Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Boalt Hall School of Law. Read more. Visit the Center website.
Berkeley-Haas will strengthen entrepreneurship support for its students, including providing $100,000 in seed funding for Haas student startups this year, according to Dean Rich Lyons.In addition to seed funding, Berkeley-Haas plans to enhance its offerings for both MBA and undergraduate students who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship, or are already working at startups or founding their own companies. Read more. Visit the new website.
At a conference on July 14 titled “Intellectual Property Issues in a Global Context: Management & Policy Concerns”, the Institute launched a new center to address the vibrant, complex field of intellectual capital management. David Kappos, former Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, was a keynote speaker.
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On July 14, the Tusher Center for Management of Intellectual Capital is holding an inaugural conference on the topic: Intellectual Property Issues in a Global Context: Management & Policy Concerns. Keynote speakers are David Kappos (pictured), former Director of the US Patent and Tradement Office, and Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. Read more.
Research from three Institute faculty is featured in the latest issue of Berkeley-Haas’ quarterly management journal. The issue includes contributions from Adjunct Prof. Henry Chesbrough (engaging with startups), Lester Center faculty director Prof. Toby Stuart (3D robotics), and Jerome Engel, senior fellow at the Lester Center (clusters of innovation). Read More. See articles on JSTOR.
19 undergrads in the Smart Cities course taught by Solomon Darwin, executive director of the Garwood Center, are working with four of India’s developing cities and with Bay Area mayors on the smart cities concept: using digital technology and public/private partnerships to reduce costs and resource consumption, improve quality of life, and enhance engagement with residents. Read more. Visit the course website.
At the inaugural conference of the Berkeley Roundtable on Applied Innovation and Design, founded by Sara Beckman (pictured) and Dave Rochlin, EWMBA students applied skills learned in the core Problem Finding, Problem Solving course to develop solutions for PayPal and other companies. “I was impressed by all of the student teams’ ability to apply design thinking” said Hisham Ibrahim, director of product innovation at PayPal. “They brought customer empathy to the problem, re-framed it, and rapidly iterated potential solutions.” Read more.