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Members of the Berkeley Innovation Forum

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Testimonials

Ted Okada

Hideto Okada

Head of Technology Strategy Unit, Fujitsu

“The wonderful members of the UC Berkeley team conducted interviews and research with people inside and outside our company and then made recommendations for future branding strategies.

It was a great opportunity for us to receive objective strategy recommendations in a six-month period, bringing new insights and perspectives to our technology promotion activities.”

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Theo Taisei Chiba

Berkeley-Haas MBA, 2023

“The Innovation Challenge enabled me to solve a branding issue for Fujitsu, a large global company from end to end, similar to what a management consultant or corporate strategist would do.

We clarified issues, narrowed the scope, conducted extensive research, ideated, and presented recommendations that would significantly enhance the company’s brand and operations.”

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Brandon Chan

BA, Economics 23, Ericsson Challenge

“Berkeley Open Innovation Squad contributed greatly to helping me secure a job after college. My experience working on the innovation challenge gave me real world skills and experience that I leveraged during my interview and in my role.

Also what makes the Berkeley Innovation Squad unique is the opportunity to make an impact and to take initiative.”

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“While creating useful knowledge is vital, it is equally important to ensure that this knowledge is widely spread throughout the society.”

Dr. Henry Chesbrough, the Father of Open Innovation

Quote from Henry’s Latest Book “Open Innovation Results”

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