After working together for seven years, the European Innovation Academy and the University of California, Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET), have partnered up to offer discounts and benefits for universities participating in EIA programs.

Since 2013, UC Berkeley has been sending the largest group to EIA summer programs. This new partnership now offers an opportunity for students and faculty members to join programs at UC Berkeley and become global partners with SCET at a special discounted rate.

About SCET

The Pantas and Ting Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premier institution at UC Berkeley for the study and practice of entrepreneurship and technology innovation. 

The Center is also known for developing the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship to undergraduates, innovation to PhD students, and technology firm leadership to professionals and executives. 

How does the new partnership work?

If you’re joining EIA in 2020 as either a participant or faculty member, you’ll have the chance to join SCET global programs with exclusive discounts. This is a unique opportunity for innovation enthusiasts to experience the rich entrepreneurial ecosystem at UC Berkeley.

What opportunities are available?

There are plenty of SCET programs that EIA’s participating universities can join with exclusive discounts:

  1. The Startup Semester is an exclusive semester-long program designed to equip students with the mindset, technical skills, and network to be successful innovators and entrepreneurs. Students learn from experts at UC Berkeley and gain exposure to the culture of Silicon Valley. Courses offer hands-on experiences with a focus on teamwork, leadership, and execution. The program is open to upper-division undergraduate students, with graduate-level courses as well.
  2. Visiting Researcher Programs at SCET visiting scholars and researchers from around the world pursuing independent or collaborative research in technology entrepreneurship and innovation engineering. These researchers and scholars work to overcome barriers that occur when creating new companies and industries; study emerging technology, policy, industry structure, and teaching methods; pursue various research outputs, including reports, conference publications, and industry creation activities; and collaborate with SCET network of researchers.
  3. Visiting Faculty also come to SCET to observe the hands-on Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship teaching methods as well as to conduct research in innovation. 

Want to learn more about each program? Contact Susan L. Giesecke, Director of Global Engagement, SCET, and see you at Berkeley!