Updated: Feb 28, 2021
SCET Faculty Director and Chief Scientist, Ikhlaq Sidhu, has created a new model for the academic innovation center that embraces innovation in both academia and industry. This model has led to new ways of teaching and practicing technology innovation for university students and professionals that includes frequent interaction between academia and industry, learning of entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviors, advanced technical projects, and connections with diverse people all over the world.
The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) at the University of California, Berkeley is excited to commemorate fifteen years of being led by Ikhlaq Sidhu to empower innovators at Berkeley. SCET started in 2005 by teaching one project-based technology entrepreneurship course using traditional case study-based pedagogy and evolved to develop a novel, effective model for teaching that combines technical depth with entrepreneurship and innovation culture. Run by an outstanding team, the Center today has scaled to teach the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship pedagogy to more than 2,000 students per year, partner with 17 global academic institutions, offer leading executive programs to technical leaders in Silicon Valley and around the world on behalf of the College of Engineering, conduct research, and accelerate innovation through its X-Labs.