SkyDeck | Berkeley, a research-technology university accelerator, is accepting applications for its next startup acceleration program. All entrepreneurs affiliated with UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and UCSF are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is April 19. SkyDeck will host info-sessions with current SkyDeck entrepreneurs tomorrow, April 12, and April 19 at 4 p.m. (2150 Shattuck Ave., penthouse floor) Refreshments will be provided. More>
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Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) presents “Who Owns Your Invention,” an expert panel discussion focusing on patent rights, ownership and royalty distribution for technologies developed at UC Berkeley and the Lab. The event — Wednesday, April 10, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. — includes lunch for those who RSVP. Location TBD. The annual UC Berkeley Entrepreneurs Roundtable, a popular networking event connecting graduate students and postdocs with successful entrepreneurs, will be held Tuesday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Hub in San Francisco. Go here for tickets. For more information, contact Kirsten Berzon.
Berkeley Lab ALD for Biosciences Jay Keasling (left) led a symposium at Stanley Hall this past Monday entitled “Programming Life” and featuring an all-star panel of synthetic biology experts. Co-sponsored by Discover Magazine and SynBERC, the symposium focused on a future in which living cells are designed and engineered as readily as today’s electronic circuits. Among the promises are cleaner and renewable energy sources, improved human health, and a safer more reliable food supply. Speakers included George Church of Harvard, Christopher Voigt of MIT, Virginia Ursin of Monsanto, Drew Endy of Stanford and many others. More>
SynBERC, a UC Berkeley synthetic biology research organization, and Discover magazine have teamed up to explore the vast possibilities of this new type of biological engineering in a special symposium. The event will be held at Stanley Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, Monday, March 25 at 1 p.m., with a reception to follow. The keynote speaker will be Juan Enriquez, managing director in Excel Venture Management, and co-founder of Synthetic Genomics. The distinguished panelists include Berkeley Lab’s Jay Keasling and other leaders in synthetic biology from academia and industry. Send e-mail here to RSVP. Space is limited. More>
UC Berkeley’s Elizabeth Bailey was shocked to learn that her family’s home office draws more than 20 percent of the KWH her house consumes in a day. According to a 2009 survey, 30 percent of the energy an average home uses goes to powering electronic gadgets, small appliances, and lighting. Despite decades of efforts and billions of dollars directed at energy efficiency, says Bailey, we know little about which investments and/or behavioral nudges give the biggest bang for the energy efficiency buck, or how well current energy efficiency regulations and programs work. She — along with EETD’s Catherine Wolfram and other colleagues — has created the E2e Project to answers those questions. More>
This Saturday, Nano-High features a talk by UC Berkeley professor Dacher Keltner on “A Darwinian Tale of Survival of the Kindest.” Keltner studies the social functions of emotions, arguing that they evolved to enable individuals to respond to the problems and opportunities that define human social living. He also studies teasing, as one process by which individuals socialize, moralize, negotiate status hierarchies and conflicts, and express potentially embarrassing affections. Berkeley Lab staff are urged to encourage their high school-age children to attend at 10 a.m. Saturday in 1 Pimentel Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Register on the website. Note: In case of an overflow crowd, high school students will have seating priority.
The Berkeley Postdoc Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) hosts “Stories from the Trenches: Academic Entrepreneurs,” on Tuesday, Mar. 19, from 5:40 to 7:30 p.m. in room 105 in Stanley Hall (campus). A moderated panel will share their experiences navigating between academia and industry on the road to commercializing research. Speakers include the Molecular Foundry’s Delia Milliron, who founded Heliotrope, a startup developing smart window technology, and Clem Fortman, former JBEI staff scientist and president and CEO of Lygos, a biotech startup. A networking hour follows the panel discussion. Register here. BPEP aims to foster entrepreneurship in the academic community.
UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is sponsoring two entrepreneur forums that Lab staff can attend for free. The first, “Most Common Legal Mistakes of Entrepreneurs,” takes place Tuesday, March 19, at 6:45 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. Register here. The second, “The Power of Mobile in Emerging Markets,” is on Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Andersen Auditorium. Register here. Select “UC Berkeley Student” when registering.
Column co-authors Elizabeth Bailey and Catherine Wolfram of UC Berkeley Hass School of Business’s Energy Institute wrote an opinion piece for USA Today proposing that before the nation spends too much more money pushing energy efficiency, it’s necessary to more effectively study how consumers are wasting it. Toward that end, a new partnership between MIT and Berkeley, called the E2e Project, is employing big data and cutting-edge analytics to study all aspects of energy efficiency. More>
At the Lawrence Hall of Science, campers age four through grade 12 do hands-on exploration every day. Expert educators lead more than 40 camps that encourage creativity and build science confidence. A wide variety of half-day camps, which you can combine for a full-day camp experience, are offered. A number of full-day camps and overnight camps for older kids are also available. More>