UC Berkeley Report Examines Technology Entrepreneurship Education Worldwide

Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — Today, the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) released a report examining the state of technology entrepreneurship education around the world.

The study encompasses the insights of approximately 20 entrepreneurship educators with engineering and technology backgrounds who gathered for the inaugural symposium of the Global Venture Lab, held during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 2010. The roundtable included leading educators from Stanford University; the University of Michigan; the University of Texas, Austin; King Saud University; the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur; Tsinghua University; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH); and the University of Cambridge, among others.

This report reveals how ecosystems influence educational strategies, why university systems designed to promote innovation can stifle it, and why entrepreneurship education is no longer solely focused on fostering as many student-led ventures as possible.

To read the report in its entirety, go to the CET website: http://cet.berkeley.edu/translational-research/

About the UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) is a Fung Institute-affiliated academic center and industry partnership within UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering. Since its establishment in 2005, the Center’s mission has been to equip engineers and scientists with the skills to lead, innovate, and commercialize technology in the global economy. Through teaching, programs, network building, and research interlaced with strong industry participation, the Center teaches entrepreneurship as it relates to individual venture creation and to innovation within existing entities. More information on CET here: http://cet.berkeley.edu/


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