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Amid COVID-19, the Alt: Meat Lab continues its research

When UC Berkeley shut down in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Iris Wu (‘21) wasn’t too worried. “Everyone was like ‘Oh let’s just stay home for online classes for a week and it’ll blow over,’” Wu said. “It did not.”  Six months later, Wu made the decision not to return to campus this…

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Berkeley Food Institute and Alt.Meat Lab Join Forces to Research Legumes

By Alyssa Plese | June 18, 2019 The Berkeley Food Institute and the Berkeley Alternative Meats Lab recently announced their research partnership to study how legumes might be used to create new and innovative plant-based products. Through the combined work of these organizations, researchers hope to explore new meat alternatives to investigate more sustainable, ethical, and healthy food…

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Get ready for Collider Cup II!

What do 12 top teams + 1 grand prize equal? You guessed it, Collider Cup is back and better than ever. Watch the best student teams from SCET classes pitch to a panel of professors, investors and industry leaders and see who gets to take home the big win! If you are interested in taking…

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Students serve up next generation plant-based seafood

On May 3rd, Team Dory (Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon) cooked up a flaky, fatty, fishy plant-based salmon to win the plant-based seafood collider finals. The challenge for this collider was to develop a roadmap for a company selling plant-based seafood that tastes, smells, and cooks like fish. Prizes and advising for the collider were…

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Challenge Lab: Search for Meat Substitutes

    This semester, Professor Ricardo San Martin will be leading a Challenge Lab and a diverse set of students tasked with finding new meat substitutes. Challenge Lab is a competition-based format that encourages students to solve complex problems for real industry clients. Young entrepreneurs will spend the next few months exploring, researching, and developing affordable plant-based…

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2016 Call for Industry and Academic Collider Faculty Advisors

  UC Berkeley Seeking Nominations for the 2016-17 Innovation Collider Advisors: Industry, Venture, and Academic Faculty Leaders and Experts Desired At UC Berkeley, the Innovation Collider is our newest model to encourage applied research, entrepreneurial activity, and new venture teams. The Innovation Collider is hosted at the newly constructed, purpose-built space of the Sutardja Center at…

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Introducing the 2016 Berkeley Sutardja Center Watchlist

UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is publishing its What’s Next Watchlist for 2016. The Watchlist was created by tracking applied research and venture development and aims to determine which emerging areas are the best investment bets for 2016 based on timing and potential impact. What’s Next Watchlist — Emerging Areas to Watch…

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