August 2015

The Garwood Center and NineSigma Announces the Berkeley Haas Open Innovation Awards


The Garwood Center and NineSigma are sponsoring the Berkeley Haas Open Innovation Awards. The three awards honor startup disruption, business model transformation, and leaders in open innovation. The application deadline is August 6th, and submissions will be judged by a panel of esteemed judges.

Award winners will be recognized at the exclusive World Open Innovation Conference attended by leading figures in the business world. The winners will have the opportunity to meet attendees and develop connections.

To apply for a Berkeley Haas Open Innovation Award click here.


EducationTimesJanuary 12, 2015

Building a Smart City

Eighteen undergraduate students from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, were in India to study the Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City, which is being built as India’s first smart city. The students are studying smart cities as part of a course on `building smart cities, leveraging open innovation.’ As part of the visit, students were divided into four groups and asked to chalk out a framework to build a smart city in the US. They will engage with city mayor’s office to carry out their projects. The scope and type of the smart city projects will be determined by the needs of the city and the mayor’s office. The city mayors are expected to judge the final presentations in April 15, 2015. Read More


January 12, 2015

Path to Digital India, Smart Cities Lies In Openness and Co-Creation

What should be the common strategy when it comes to creatingSmart Cities and building Digital India, the two mega projects that are preoccupying our country currently? Technology, of course, will be a building block. But the founding principles in these two ambitious projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be a culture of openness, of shared resources and of co-creation. This is the takeaway from listening to two experts – one on Smart Cities, and the other on the Internet.Read More

Past Events:


World Open Innovation Conference

To be held December 4-5, 2014, the conference is unique in its outreach and prospective value to both business managers and academic scholars, inviting leading organizations to share their open innovation challenges and leading scholars to present their research.


November 16-19, 2011