Support for Innovation

DIL sponsors two programs that bring experienced innovators, development practitioners and entrepreneurial mentors to UC Berkeley to interact with and provide feedback for on-campus innovators and social entrepreneurs. These events are open to all of the broader DIL and UC Berkeley communities.

Practitioners in Residence
The Blum Center’s Practitioners in Residence Program provides one-on-one consultations.

DIL Salons
The DIL Salons are themed group discussions with outside experts.

DIL Workshops
The DIL Workshops are technical workshops designed to help support innovators on campus.

 


Practitioners in Residence

Want feedback on your project or just an opportunity to talk to an outside expert more generally? The Blum Center’s Practitioners in Residence program connects on-campus innovators and social entrepreneurs with a wide range of experts from Industry, non-profits, government, and social enterprises. Sign-up for 30-minute one-on-one consulting and mentorship conversations with a range of outside entrepreneurs and other practitioners working on projects for social good.

Who is it for? Practitioners in Residence is open to all of the UC Berkeley community, including both undergraduate and graduate students, across all departments and disciplines.  The program provides unique opportunities for real-world feedback, perspectives and mentoring as you pursue social impact. From specific project or strategy questions, to perspectives focused to geographic regions and countries, to informal ‘informational interviews,’ this is your chance to connect!

Upcoming Practitioner in Residence Events


October 7, 2014 (Tues), 11:00am – 1:00pm

Practitioner: Paul Towne, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at CARE
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 220A Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
RSVP for your one-on-one meeting with Paul HERE.

Learn more about Paul and his work

Paul Towne is senior director of strategic partnerships at CARE for ICT accounts, helping companies develop innovative partnerships which leverage corporate assets (cash, inkind, talent) to impact issues of global poverty. Previously, Paul was director of corporate partnerships at Points of Light Institute, responsible for cultivating corporate relationships, promoting giving, and developing customized volunteer programs.

Prior to joining Points of Light, he was client manager with IBM, serving as account manager for non-profit organizations in Georgia. Paul has a BA in Psychology from Nazareth College and an MBA from Emory University with concentrations in marketing and international business.

 

October 30, 2014 (Thurs), 10:00am – 12:00pm
Practitioner:  Barbara Krause, Senior Corporate Finance Attorney, Social Venture Attorney, and Entrepreneur
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 220A Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
RSVP for your one-on-one meeting with Barbara HERE.

Learn more about Barbara and her work

Barbara Krause is a Senior Corporate Finance Attorney, Social Venture Attorney, and Entrepreneur based in the Bay Area. She has an international legal career spanning more than 10 years representing private and public companies in all industries and at all stages of development, investors in early and later stage ventures, and leading banks and commercial lending institutions. In addition to her legal career, Krause serves as a lecturer at Santa Clara University, a mentor with the Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator, an Executive Fellow at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, among others.

 

Past Events

Past Practitioner in Residence Events

September 23, 2014 (Tues), 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Practitioner: Philippe Sion, Director, FSG
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 220A Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
RSVP for your one-on-one meeting with Philippe Sion HERE.

Learn more about Philippe and his work

Philippe Sion has been a strategy consultant for the past ten years. He has had the privilege to serve many local, regional, and national governments, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit organizations working on international development and community support projects around the globe.

Philippe has led a variety of engagements on a range of issues including the evaluation of a major global health initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa, the identification of shared value opportunities for an oil & gas client in South Asia, taking a collective impact approach to climate change issues, and developing the strategic orientation of family foundations and large nonprofits. His expertise has also been sought after by governments in North America, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

He has a M.Sc in Financial Economics from the University of London and a Licence in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

 

May 1, 2014 (Thurs), 11:00am – 2:00pm

Practitioner: Timothy Lipton, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer, ReAllocate
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 220G Blum Hall, UC Berkeley

Learn more about Timothy and his work

Timothy Lipton the Co-Founder and CFO at ReAllocate. He is a seasoned finance executive that draws on over 20 years financial experience as a founder of commercial and nonprofit businesses, investment banking, and as an equity research analyst. ReAllocate is an advisory firm that specializes in accelerating the growth and success rate of early stage companies. He works with investors and founders on structuring their businesses for success.

Lipton specializes in using sound financial knowledge to deliver their clients a clear understanding of the inherent risk, opportunities, value and investment potential within their business, from the perspective of a seasoned investor. Serving more than 40 clients over the last 15 years, Tim has helped his clients raise more than $100 million in funding from Angels to Institutional Investors, and has executed several IPOs and PIPEs.

ReAllocate’s mission is to identify under-served communities and passionate individuals, and give them the structure, means and strategic partnerships to cooperatively improve quality of life globally.


April 24, 2014 (Thurs), 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Practitioner: Andrea Spillmann, Customer Success and Global Health Lead, Captricity
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 100G Blum Hall, UC Berkeley

Learn more about Andrea and her work

Andrea leads Customer Success and Global Health endeavors at Captricity. Captricity transforms static documents, including handwriting on paper, into actionable data, and has grown to help organizations ranging from nonprofits in Africa to government agencies to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Captricity, Andrea’s work spanned academic medicine, health startups/Health 2.0, and innovation/ICT for development. She completed her Master of Public Health at UC Berkeley and her undergraduate degree in History of Science with a focus on Public Health and Latin American studies at Harvard College.


April 10, 2014 (Thurs), 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Practitioner: Jenny Stefanotti, Co-founder and Executive Director of PublicWorks@Stanford
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 220G Blum Hall, UC Berkeley

Learn more about Jenny and her work

Jenny is the co-founder and Executive Director of PublicWorks @Stanford, a program which supports civil society activists and government reformers to develop innovations that make government more efficient, empower people to have a say in how they are governed, and hold those in power accountable for what they deliver. She recently completed a fellowship at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, where she focused on applying human centered design to improving governance in the developing world.

Jenny has over ten years of experience addressing strategic challenges across private, public, and non-profit sectors. Before joining the d.school, Jenny led projects at Google.org and was responsible for allocating segments of the company’s 2011 charitable giving. She also piloted a Google-led effort to improve the Internet environment in the world’s least developed countries. While in graduate school, Jenny worked in Liberia for the Office of the President, furthering public and philanthropic support for the ICT sector. Previously she spent four years at Google, managing numerous strategic projects around the company’s international business.

Jenny has a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She also holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.

March 14, 2014 (FRI), 12:00pm – 3:00pm This event has concluded.

Practitioner: Andree Sosler, Access Manager, Developing Countries at Medicines360; Former Executive Director of Potential Energy
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 200G Blum Hall, UC Berkeley

Learn more about Andree and her work

Andrée currently serves as an Access Manager, Developing Countries, for Medicines 360, a social enterprise developing effective affordable and sustainable medical solutions for women. Prior to joining Medicines360, Andrée served as Potential Energy’s Executive Director for over four years. During that time she grew the fledgling Darfur Stoves Project into an independent nonprofit organization with funding from donors such as USAID and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Andrée has over a decade of experience in poverty alleviation and economic development and has worked in more than a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. At the Trickle Up Program, she oversaw grassroots microfinance projects in Haiti, Benin, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Uganda. Andrée was also an Associate at the OTF Group, a strategy consulting firm that advises organizations, countries and regions on competitiveness. Based in Kigali, Andrée contributed to OTF’s work advising the Government of Rwanda on private sector development and led the firm’s projects in Republic of Congo and Angola. Andrée earned an MBA from The Wharton School, and an AB in Development Studies from Brown University.


February 20, 2014 (THURS), 12:30pm – 5:00pm This event has concluded.

Practitioner: Roger Chen, Investor at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV)
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; Blum Hall, UC Berkeley

Learn more about Roger Chen and OATV

Roger Chen is an investor at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he looks for collisions between unmet needs and enabling technologies in underserved spaces. He spent his past life as a scientist and engineer, alternating between academia and industry while dabbling with startups and venture. When he is not tinkering with technology, Roger plays sports and wonders what lies beyond the bell curves. Roger has a B.S. from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in Electrical Engineering.

O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) is in the business of funding disruptors, innovators, and hackers of the status quo. Along with their partner, O’Reilly Media, they invest in the “alpha geeks” who explore technology for the fun of it. These relationships drive the investment themes at OATV, spanning data, Makers, the new networks of things, quantified self and the industrial internet. They are excited and privileged to help entrepreneurs take the world from where it is today to where it should be tomorrow.

December 2, 2013 (MON), 2:00pm – 5:00pm This event has concluded.
Practitioner: Roger Chen, Investor at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV)
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
Learn more about Roger Chen and OATV

Roger Chen is an investor at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where he looks for collisions between unmet needs and enabling technologies in underserved spaces. He spent his past life as a scientist and engineer, alternating between academia and industry while dabbling with startups and venture. When he is not tinkering with technology, Roger plays sports and wonders what lies beyond the bell curves. Roger has a B.S. from Boston University and a PhD from UC Berkeley, both in Electrical Engineering.

O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV) is in the business of funding disruptors, innovators, and hackers of the status quo. Along with their partner, O’Reilly Media, they invest in the “alpha geeks” who explore technology for the fun of it. These relationships drive the investment themes at OATV, spanning data, Makers, the new networks of things, quantified self and the industrial internet. They are excited and privileged to help entrepreneurs take the world from where it is today to where it should be tomorrow.

November 14, 2013 (THUR), 1:00pm – 4:00pm This event has concluded.
Practitioner: Jane Coyne, Director of Operations, WE CARE Solar (previous Doctors Without Borders)
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
Learn more about Jane Coyne

Jane Coyne is the Director of Operations at We Care Solar, a BigIdeas@Berkeley finalist that today promotes safe childbirth in over two dozen developing countries. We Care Solar equips off-grid medical clinics with solar power for surgical lighting and essential medical devices. Prior to this, Jane has worked for nearly a decade in management and logistics of humanitarian aid. As Program Manager at Doctors Without Borders (MSF), she was responsible for operations in Kenya, Georgia, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. She also worked for MSF in Uganda, Sri Lanka and Nigeria. Jane also has extensive experience in company management, including in global logistics, business plan design, and operations and supply chains optimization. She has worked for companies including Nike, HP and SanDisk.

November 7, 2013 (THUR), 9:00am – noon This event has concluded.
ADDED November 21, 2013 (THUR), 1:00pm – 4:00pm This event has concluded.
ADDED December 5, 2013 (TUE), 1:00pm – 4:00pm This event has concluded.

Practitioner: Dr. Sheila Desai, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, USAID India
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
Learn more about Sheila Desai

Dr. Sheila Desai currently serves as USAID India’s Senior Science and Technology Advisor sitting within the Mission’s Center for Innovation and Partnerships. Previously she served as the Deputy Director for the Office of Food Security within the USAID/India Mission. She regularly coordinates with USAID Washington DC initiatives to increase cooperation between U.S. Universities and visiting U.S. scholars/scientists with Indian organizations. Prior to this position she was seconded from USAID to the International Security Assistance Forces where she served as the Senior Economist for the Stability Development Unit in Kabul, Afghanistan. Before joining USAID, Dr. Desai worked as a Management Consultant and Transfer Pricing Economist for Price Waterhouse Coopers and Accenture. Her international experience includes serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay and leading household surveys development in rural Mexico. She speaks Spanish and French and holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics. Sheila will relocate to the UC Berkeley campus from Monday October 28th to Friday December 6th and is looking forward to connecting with students and departments across campus.

OCTOBER 17, 2013 (THUR), 2:00-5:00pm This event has concluded.
Practitioner: Elliot Anderson, CEO, Sanku Fortification
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
Learn more about Elliot Anderson

Elliot Anderson currently serves as CEO of Sanku Fortification, a for profit social enterprise working to reduce hidden hunger in the developing world. He has also served as an advisor, strategist, and consultant to multiple foreign governments and NGOs on economic development initiatives – including USAID, the World Bank, IFC, and foreign Ministries in El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. This work was completed during his time as a Consultant with the Monitor Group in Cambridge, MA. Elliot has also served as President of a packaging manufacturing company, co-founder of a tech start-up, development director for two non profits, and principal of his own consulting practice. He is a graduate of the University of Utah (Economics) and received his MBA from both Columbia University and Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He has also studied development and economics at the London School of Economics. Elliot lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and 3 children.



DIL Salons

The DIL Salons are informal, small group discussions around technology- and science-based innovation that addresses global development challenges. Each Salon focuses on a broad implementation theme, such as field-testing, international collaborations, regulatory approvals and IP. The Salons are NOT focused around academic disciplines or technical product design. Each 1 hour conversation is jump-started by a practitioner or other subject-matter expert who will share insights and answer questions on the day’s theme.

The mission of the DIL Salon is to support UC Berkeley innovation teams towards implementation and real-world impact. To suggest Salon moderators and themes that would be helpful to you, email DIL-ecosystem [at] berkeley [dot] edu.

Salon Rules

Modeled after Technology Salons, DIL Salons has adopted these guiding principles to promote frank conversation and sharing of ideas:

  • Meetings are lively conversations, not presentations
  • No powerpoints are allowed
  • Participation is capped at 20 people
  • All participants are encouraged to share insights and lessons learned
  • Every Salon follows Chatham House Rules.

Each Salon is held in the Blum Center Board Room (200G Blum Hall), and refreshments are served.

Upcoming DIL Salons

Baikie_headshotOctober 23, 2014 (THURS). 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies, 200G Blum Hall
Sign up: HERE
Moderator: Bruce Baikie, Executive Director at Inveneo
Theme: Computing and Broadband in Developing Countries

Learn more about Bruce Baikie

Bruce is the Executive Director of Inveneo and Founder of Green WiFi. He leads Inveneo with extensive experience in the energy and telecom industries, 17 years in Silicon Valley as a telecom industry expert, a background in engineering and experience implementing solar powered ICT4D projects to help further Inveneo’s mission. He recently provided technical guidance and hands-on training and implementation assistance bringing Internet access to hard to reach schools in Haiti and Micronesia. His areas of expertise include: wireless networking, eco-data centers, DC power, and solar power. Bruce has published numerous white papers and articles on green data center operations and solar power in ICT4D. His educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and advanced studies in International Business from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a guest lecturer on solar powered ICT4D at ICTP and the University of Guam.

 

Past DIL Salons

Examples of Past DIL Salons

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 (THURS). 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Moderator: Barbara Krause, Senior Corporate Finance Attorney, Social Venture Attorney, and Entrepreneur.
Theme: Social Impact Startups: all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about structure and strategy

Learn more about Barbara Krause

Barbara Krause is a Senior Corporate Finance Attorney, Social Venture Attorney, and Entrepreneur based in the Bay Area. She has an international legal career spanning more than 10 years representing private and public companies in all industries and at all stages of development, investors in early and later stage ventures, and leading banks and commercial lending institutions. In addition to her legal career, Krause has served as a lecturer at Santa Clara University since 2010.


MAY 1, 2014 (FRI). 12:00pm- 1:00pm

Moderator: Wesley Grubbs, open data, data visualization, & design + implementation; Owner of Pitch Interactive.
Theme: Data and Dignity

Learn more about Wesley Grubbs

Wesley Grubbs is an artist, data visualizer and provocateur based in Berkeley, CA. In 2007 he founded Pitch Interactive, a studio whose focus is weaving code with design with statistics to find versatile solutions to communicate complex data for clients such as Google, Wired, GE, Esquire, Scientific American, Popular Science and the McKnight Foundation. He received his BA and Masters at the University of Arkansas.

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APRIL 4, 2014 (FRI). 12:30pm- 1:30pm
Moderator: Nathaniel Manning, open data, business development, and technology for global good; Director of Business Development at Ushahidi, Former Chief Data Coordinator at USAID & connecting the globe with BRCK.
Theme: Ushahidi, building a tech ecosystem in Nairobi that reaches the world

Learn more about Nathaniel Manning

Nathaniel’s work orbits around the theme of developing technology that makes the world a better place.
Nathaniel is the Director of Business and Strategy at Ushahidi. Nat also helps run business development for the BRCK, a redesign of connectivity for the developing world.

He was previously a Presidential Innovation Fellow, and then the first Chief Data Coordinator at USAID. The role involved working to develop tools and strategies for liberating data to fuel entrepreneurship and innovation for international development.

Nathaniel has also previously co-founded Fellow Robots, a robotics company, and The Instnace, a personal data exchange. Previously, Manning was a financial associate for the Clean Energy team at the Clinton Climate Initiative, living in Bangkok and Melbourne and working throughout Asia-Pacific.

Nathaniel holds a BA and MA from Brown University.

FEBRUARY 10, 2014 (MON). 5pm-6 pm This event has concluded
Theme: Leveraging Microbiology for Global Change
Moderator: Nathan Wolfe; professor, virologist, Founder & CEO of Metabiota, and Founder & Executive Chairman of Global Viral.

Learn more about Nathan Wolfe

Dr. Nathan Wolfe, the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Human Biology at Stanford University, has spent his life studying deadly viruses to detect worldwide disease pandemics before they kill millions. Wolfe is Founder and CEO of Metabiota, a for-profit company specializing in microbiological research, products and services. He is also Founder and Executive Chairman of Global Viral, a non-profit promoting understanding, exploration and stewardship of the microbial world.

TIME magazine included him in the “2011 Time 100” as one of the one hundred most influential people in the world; Rolling Stone named him one of the “100 Agents of Change” in 2009; and Popular Science recognized him as one of their “Brilliant 10” in 2006. He has been honored with a Fulbright fellowship and the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Times Books published Dr. Wolfe’s first book, THE VIRAL STORM: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age on October 11, 2011. Dr. Wolfe has over 80 scientific publications and his work has been published in or covered by Nature, Science, The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, The New Yorker and Forbes among others. He has received support totaling over $30m in grants and contracts from Google.org, the Skoll Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Department of Defense and others.

JANUARY 22, 2014 (TUE). noon – 1 pm This event has concluded.
Theme: Starting New Ventures in Africa: Entry, Strategy, and Political & Cultural Engagement
Moderator: Jonathan Berman, Writer, Speaker, and Global Development Consultant

Learn more about Jonathan Berman

Jonathan Berman is an author, speaker, and consultant. He current serves as a senior fellow at Columbia University’s Vale Center and a senior advisor to Dalberg, a strategic advisory firm focused on frontier markets. He has advised numerous global Fortune 500 companies on entry and operations in emerging and frontier markets, focusing on the political and economic dynamics that drive shareholder value. His clients include global leaders in oil, gas, mining, agribusiness, infrastructure, healthcare, and consumer goods, as well as governments and investors active in these sectors.

His most recent book Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise features the views of global and African CEOS on the unique dynamics of fast-growth markets. He has contributed to various publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg and Harvard Business Review, where he writes a regular blog. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mr. Berman is a graduate of Yale University and UC Berkeley.

NOVEMBER 12, 2013 (TUE). 5-6 pm This event has concluded.
Theme: Scaling-Up Technologies for Development: Leapfrogging the Status Quo
Moderator: Sheila Desai, Senior Science & Tech Advisor, USAID India Mission’s Center for Innovation & Partnerships
Learn more about Sheila Desai

Sheila E. Desai arrived in India in September 2012 to serve as the Deputy Director for the Office of Food Security within the USAID/India Mission. She has since transitioned to serve as USAID India’s Senior Science and Technology Advisor sitting within the Mission’s Center for Innovation and Partnerships. She regularly coordinates with USAID Washington DC initiatives to increase cooperation between U.S. Universities and visiting U.S. scholars/scientists with Indian organizations. Prior to this position, she was seconded from USAID to the International Security Assistance Forces where she served as the Senior Economist for the Stability Development Unit in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Before joining USAID, Dr. Desai worked as a Management Consultant and Transfer Pricing Economist for Price Waterhouse Coopers and Accenture. Her international experience includes serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay and leading household survey development in rural Mexico. She speaks Spanish and French and holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics. Originally from Minnesota, she recently relocated to India and Florida.

OCTOBER 30, 2013 (WED). 4-5 pm  This event has concluded.
Theme: How to Distribute Risk during the Path of Least Resistance to Commercialization
Moderator: David Green, MacArthur /Ashoka Fellow, Serial social entrepreneur with a focus on high-quality, low-cost medical devices
Learn more about David Green

David currently works to create social investing funds to support sustainable social enterprises, including The Eye Fund with Deutsche Bank for $15M and now the Solar Fund with Bamboo Finance.  More recently he co-founded Sound World Solutions, a social enterprise to make affordable hearing devices with a novel fitting made of off-the-self Bluetooth components.

David Green has worked with many organizations to make medical technology and health care services sustainable, affordable and accessible to all. David is a MacArthur Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and is recognized by Schwab Foundation as a leading social entrepreneur. David directed the establishment of Aurolab and has developed high-volume, quality eye care programs that are affordable to the poor and self-sustaining from user fees, including Aravind Eye Hospital in India. He has played a role in developing major eye care programs in China, India, Nepal, Egypt, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Guatemala. Within this paradigm of ‘empathetic capitalism’, he now works to create social investing funds to support sustainable social enterprises (The Eye Fund with Deutsche Bank for $15M and now the Solar Fund with Bamboo Finance). In addition to co-founding Sound World Solutions, he started Brien Holden Vision Diagnostics, to design unique and affordable ways to detect eye disease, diabetes and neurological disorders. He works with Pacific Vision Foundation to establish an eye institute serving all in N. California.

David is also Vice President at Ashoka, where he leads an effort to reduce health care costs in the US.  He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor in General Studies (1978) and a Masters degree in Public Health (1982).  He is on the faculty of Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.  He is the recipient of the 2009 “Spirit of Helen Keller” award for humanitarian efforts in blindness prevention; is the recipient of the 2009 University of Michigan Humanitarian Service Award; and was selected by University of Michigan Engineering students as a leading social entrepreneur alumnus. He is on the boards of the University of Michigan School of Business Social Venture Fund; the Stanford Biomedical Fellowship for India; and is on the advisory board of the Seva Foundation.

 


DIL Workshops

DIL Workshops are designed to support research projects through their innovation pipeline. Workshops will be facilitated by experts and focus on topics such as IRB approval, intellectual property, and M&E.

Upcoming DIL Workshops


berkeley logoOctober 15, 2014 (Wed), 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Topic: Institutional Review Board Workshop
Facilitator: Colleen Kohashi, IRB Coordinator at the UC Berkeley Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Location: Blum Center for Developing Economies; 200G Blum Hall, UC Berkeley
RSVP for the workshop here.

Workshop Description:

Facilitated by Colleen Kohashi, IRB Coordinator at the UC Berkeley Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, this workshop includes an in-depth overview of the IRB Process and how to get approval for international research that includes human subjects. IRB staff will discuss what types of research requires review and answer any questions researchers may have.