Held annually at Duke, the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC) connects students, academia and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. This...Read more about BERC wins big at Duke's Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition
Zero waste, recycling and the environmental impacts of our built environment fueled debate at this year's installment of BERC's Resources Roundtable, drawing decisionmakers from the U.S....Read more about How does trash impact climate change? Resources Roundtable finds out
So, you’ve got a great idea for turning your hard-tech research into a product or service. Great. But no matter how miraculous your discovery sounds, it cannot be turned into a viable commercial venture unless it can be scaled to meet the demand of a target market, and then manufactured and sold...Read more about Techonomics: Economics for Scientists Building the Future Physical World
On October 4, UC Berkeley and BERC hosted the 4th annual Smogathon highlighting the latest innovative air pollution solutions. The event was first launched in 2015 in Poland as a hackathon and has since evolved into an international competition with hundreds of applications featuring...Read more about BERC Hosts Annual Smogathon Competition
Buzz has been growing around electric water and space heaters as potent technology for helping California reach its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. Recent state moves to require solar panels on all new residential homes by 2020 certainly make electric water and space heaters more...Read more about Are Electric Water and Space Heaters the Greenhouse Gas Solution for California?
This past spring break, 23 students from various majors were selected to participate in Solar Spring Break (SSB), a partnership between UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) and Grid Alternatives (GRID). GRID is a nonprofit solar organization that seeks to bring renewable...Read more about Our Solar Spring Break
Thanks to all who came out to BERC Alumni Night 2018!
On the evening of Thursday, April 26, BERC hosted Alumni Night at the offices of WSGR in San Francisco, bringing together alumni, current students and friends of BERC for a night of networking, fun and fundraising.
Two BERC co-...Read more about Alumni Night Recap
Are you interested in cutting edge technologies? Consider joining the Cleantech to Market (C2M) course at Haas this fall.
If you were not able to attend C2M’s info sessions last week, ...Read more about Another Cleantech to Market opportunity at Haas
One of the highlights of BERC’s 2018 Energy Summit in February was the recording of the popular Interchange podcast, this one featuring a conversation between host Shayle Kann and Ryan Hanley. Ryan is a renewable energy industry veteran now with Advanced Microgrid Solutions and formerly...Read more about Listen to the Interchange podcast recorded at BERC’s 2018 Energy Summit
Are you interested in how solar power can help rural communities leapfrog dirty power production technologies? Curious whether “clean coal” is an oxymoron? Want to know why California is investing $45 billion to build some (big) water pipes?
BERC’s communities talked about all of these...Read more about Building microgrids and parsing “clean coal” – dispatches from BERC communities
Today, our generation faces some of the most daunting challenges in history; combating global warming, addressing rising energy demand, and ensuring access to energy for all. Dealing with these challenges requires creative and innovative solutions across a multitude of disciplines, and it must...Read more about Stanford Energy Week 2018 is Next Week!
Last November, Cleanweb Berkeley hosted it’s 5th annual Hackathon, entitled ‘Whose Hacks? Our Hacks!’. With previous Hackathon winners having been in information technology for flexible demand and shared solar services, we wanted to challenge participants to take on lesser explored subjects at...Read more about Cleanweb Hackathon Takes the Fight to Environmental Justice
By Marie Thompson
What happens when you mix five full-time MBA first years from four different countries and completely different backgrounds with an energy case competition early in the year? For us, the answer was a winning recommendation and a first-place finish.
This is the third of a multi-post blog series by the BERC-Action community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the opinions of the entire BERC organization.
Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bechtel Engineering Center
UC Berkeley Campus
Gain unique insights into leading-edge cleantech innovations
Join us for an exciting, in-depth...Read more about Cleantech to Market – Annual Symposium