Archive for BERC Events

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20 October 2017

BERC Hosts International Smogathon Semi-Final

On October 3rd, Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC), together with CITRIS, co-hosted a semifinal of the global anti-air pollution pitch competition, Smogathon. Smogathon is an initiative aiming to fight air pollution through technology, based in Krakow, Poland – a city with one of the worst air quality in the EU. The project started in 2015 as a multidisciplinary 24-hour hackathon […]

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8 August 2017

Call for applications: Smogathon (due August 15th)

Do you want to fight air pollution and win $100,000? On October 3rd, BERC will be hosting a combined North and South American continental semi-final of the Smogathon 2017 Global Edition – a worldwide competition for projects that have the potential to fight air pollution with innovative science and technology. Semi-finals will be taking place around the world throughout October […]

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15 March 2017

Building Our Energy Future: The Path Forward

Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, addresses cleantech professionals, academics and students at the BERC Energy Summit. “Cleantech opportunity today is as great as it has ever been.” That’s how Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, kicked off this year’s BERC Energy Summit on Friday, February 24. Unfortunately, a bright future does not […]

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13 March 2017

So, you’re FIRED UP!? Now what?

A Berkeley STEM Graduate Students’ Guide to Climate and Environmental Activism in the “Trumpocene Era” Disclaimer: This blog post contains information presented at “FIRED UP,” a UC Berkeley event on February 16th, 2017, aiming to connect graduate students with local climate and environmental organizations. If you catch any errors, omissions, or “alternative facts” about your […]

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6 February 2017

10 Reasons to Be Excited for the BERC Energy Summit (Feb. 23-24)

The 11th annual BERC Energy Summit is on Thursday and Friday, February 23rd and 24th and I cannot wait! Each year, BERC brings together 600 people from across academia, cleantech, the public sector, and more to connect about energy issues at our flagship conference. Under this year’s theme, The Path Forward: Building our Energy Future […]

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29 November 2016

7th Annual C2M Symposium

Join us for an exciting, in-depth presentation of emerging cleantech solutions from Caltech, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. For the first time in C2M’s seven-year history, all participants are existing start-ups, including five from Cyclotron Road.

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26 November 2016

Potato Solar and Visualizing Gun Violence Take Home Top Prizes at Brave New Hacks

This past weekend, nearly 40 participants from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab, and the Bay Area gathered for Brave New Hacks, the 4th annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon. The event was a huge success, and 7 teams made pitches at the end of the 24-hour event in front of a panel of judges, including Kate Knox of Advanced Microgrid […]

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21 November 2016

Challenges and Opportunities for our Water-Energy future

On November 2, 2016, BERC held its annual 2016 Resources Roundtable, featuring the Water-Energy Nexus. Attracting over 100 UC Berkeley students, faculty, and professionals, the conversations shed light on current and anticipated challenges to the water-energy nexus, as well as steps towards achieving a sustainable future in a world with growing population and resource demands. […]