The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors (either individual or pair), who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted. Potential nomineeds are inventors, venture capitalists, engineers, or other influential professionals in the fields of science, engineering, medical or business.
Funding database that aims to support enterprises that change the world, as well as workshops that provide business development training for early-stage entrepreneurs who are post-revenue and pre-outside investment. Each year, Village Capital runs ten sector-based programs around the world, with half of their programs based in the US, and half based internationally.
The 12-month program selects Ambassadors who work as entrepreneurs, industry, government, or academia, and are prepared to be leaders and change agents in promoting invention in the STEM fields. There will be advocacy opportunities, public engagement activities and symposiums to engage media, policy makers, and the public.
Promotes rigorous interdisciplinary research based on the conviction that the pressing problems of our time are simultaneously scientific and social, technological and political, ethical and economic. Offers courses, events, special projects, working groups, and networks of professionals and other students.
Aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. Provides tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace.
An accelerator and open innovation plaform with a materials/environmental focus that supports social entrepreneurs via netowrks of mentors that provide pro-bono innovator support and mentorship, with hundreds of programs focused on a specific theme (e.g., materials for sustainability). LAUNCH challenges encourages innovators to create life-changing, sustainable solutions in water, health, energy, waste, materials and green chemistry.
Higher education network providing grants, fellowships, competitions, sponsored events, programs (incubators, accelerators), conferences, networking opportunities, and investments for young scientists to help launch ventures that improve life for people and the planet. enrich classrooms, curriculum and campuses. Promotes science and technology invention, innovation and entrepreneurship on university and college campuses, and commercialization of ideas.
6 month practical, experience-based program that combines the consulting know-how of Silicon Valley accelerators with the vast resources of UC Berkeley to support startups of all industry fields, coupled with a mentorship program and wide network of investors, campus programs, the “”Skyfund”” investment, and a speical Skydeck Demo Day at the end of the program. Accelerates technology, science, and disruptive business startups. The program has five Practice Areas: Product Story, Market Traction, Business Model, Team Development, and Funding Plan.
Incubator program supporting social entrepreneurs through a unique 14-month fellowship totaling more than 1000 hours during residency; five months of free housing; one year of free workspace at Halcyon House and six months of reduced rent space post-residency; $10,000 stipend; complimentary strategic, legal, business, and PR support and training; mentors; and access to potential funders, investors, press, and partners during Demo Day, conferences, and other events.
Supports innovators and entrepreneurs addressing water problems by offering prize competitions, a business accelerator, access to capital and investment, market visibility, mentors and feedback, as well as in-kind resources. Their global innovation ecosystem includes leading utilities, corporations,
investors, academic institutions and associations with the water sector, government, and social enterprise.
Matches entrepreneurs with advisors who provide market intelligence, capital, courses and workshops, connections to funding and potential partners, market research, and networking opportunities. MaRS focuses its work on several main sectors: Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Cleantech, Health, and Social Innovation.
Design, innovation, culture and technology news blog at UC Berkeley featuring various campus organizations, student projects and startups, thought-provoking and interesting news articles, events, and ideas. Emphasis on building connectionis, cross-disciplinary collaboration on campus, and exposure to fresh ideas.
Enables scientists and biotech entrepreneurs to research and develop their products by providing economical lab facilities, a large biotech community, and a host of services to accelerate their success. These services are ideal for early stage synthetic biology, clean tech, green chemistry, food, and natural products focused companies.