The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 2005, SCET has created the foundation of Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners (see our history).  

SCET is also known for developing the Berkeley Method, an internationally recognized approach to teaching technology entrepreneurship for undergraduates, innovation for Ph.D. students, and technology firm leadership for professionals and executives. As part of the Berkeley Innovation ecosystem, SCET also collaborates closely with the Jacob’s Institute for Design, the Haas Business School, and CITRIS Foundry.

If you are interested in New Ventures or Innovation on the Berkeley campus or anywhere in the world, the Sutardja Center is the place to be. The Center is located within the College of Engineering of UC Berkeley and its academic home is the Department Industrial Engineering & Operations Research.

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 Undergraduate: Entrepreneurship & Technology Certificate

Enroll for Fall.  See Berkeley Method 190A  with Ken Singer or one of the Challenge Lab Courses


(New) Only for Ph.D., MBA and Postdocs: Management of Technology  Certificate

Take IEOR 290 MTI: Berkeley Method with Ikhlaq Sidhu


A. Richard Newton Lecture Series

An excellent starting point for anyone interested to create  a new venture or work in an innovative established firm.


Upcoming Collider Projects


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Join Venture Lab


When an MBA is not the answer:
Engineering Leadership in Silicon Valley

Pantas Sutardja speaks at the renaming ceremony. (Photo by Matt Beardsley)
Pantas Sutardja speaks at the renaming ceremony. (Photo by Matt Beardsley)

Pantas Sutardja speaks at the renaming ceremony,  Learn about our prolific history.


IEOR is the Home Department of the Sutardja Center


 Why Study the Berkeley Method of Entrepreneurship at the Sutardja Center?

As engineering evolves, scientists and engineers require broader skills to innovate in both new and existing firms. The Sutardja Center builds life-long skills using a real-world curriculum that leads our students to career opportunities at inspiring start-up companies and the most innovative larger firms.