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Chef Dave Anderson on alternative meats: sustainable solution and big opportunity for entrepreneurs

By Brenna Smith | October 9, 2017

During the Sutardja Center’s Alt.meat Challenge Lab course, Chef Dave Anderson walked students through his career path in the meat analog industry, imparting his view on why this emerging field is important more now than ever before. Prior to his success as a vegan chef, Anderson’s passions lied far outside of the food industry. Determined…

SCET Announces New Initiatives at Global Venture Lab 2017 Summit

By Meghana Krishnakumar | September 26, 2017

During the week of August 21st, professors from over 20 countries around the world came together to discuss innovative entrepreneurship at the Sutardja Center’s Global Venture Lab (GVL) Summit. Throughout the two-day summit, professors from various countries spoke about how they plan to implement entrepreneurship at their prospective universities. Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu, founding Director of…

UC Berkeley Sutardja Center launches new lab to take on $1 trillion meat industry

By Anika Ramachandran | August 17, 2017

The new alt.meat lab will enable engineering, science, and entrepreneurship students to utilize high-tech approaches to create plant-based meat alternatives targeted at satisfying meat lovers The University of California, Berkeley is creating a new Alternative Meats Lab (alt.meat lab) to give students a leg up on a trillion-dollar market opportunity: transforming the meat industry. The…

Reflecting on “Why” for UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | August 1, 2017

Let’s Reflect: We are now in the 12th year of our journey with the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  Overall, it has been a prolific experience at Berkeley as we have taught over 5,000 students, developed over 100 new ventures, worked with 500 Silicon Valley executives, and collaborated with ten partner universities from around…

Students serve up next generation plant-based seafood

By Anika Ramachandran | May 17, 2017

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…

Checking in on our plant-based seafood collider

By Anika Ramachandran | April 19, 2017

In a first of its kind effort, the SCET is leveraging its innovation collider to work on the environmental problems caused by overfishing. The ocean is often thought of as harboring a nearly endless supply of seafood for humans. At one point this may have been practically true — but as our worldwide population continues…

Plant-based Seafood Collider Kickoff Event

By Vruti Desai | February 27, 2017

On February 23, students with backgrounds in Biotechnology, Nutrition, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Material Sciences, and Electrical Engineering came together for the Plant-based Seafood Collider Kickoff Event. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “For centuries, our seas and oceans have been considered a limitless bounty of food. However, increasing fishing efforts, over the last 50…

Challenge Lab: Search for Meat Substitutes

By Kaitlen Nguyen | February 2, 2017

    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…

2016 Call for Industry and Academic Collider Faculty Advisors

By Ikhlaq Sidhu | August 18, 2016

  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…

Introducing the 2016 Berkeley Sutardja Center Watchlist

By Anika Ramachandran | March 15, 2016

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…