The three-unit C2M course (MBA 212) is part of the Haas Applied Innovation Initiative. The course meets at Haas two days a week with additional events outside of class. Applicants are chosen from over 20 graduate programs at UC Berkeley, including business, engineering, the sciences, law, policy, the Energy & Resources Group and many more.
Technology Applications Due
Projects Selected for Fall Semester
MBA's Apply for Team Lead Roles
Haas Students Bid into C2M
Week of April 22
Other Graduate Student Applications Due
C2M Student Teams Selected
Technology Evaluation & Market Assessment
C2M Annual Public Symposium
Final Market Reports Due
Students are expected to spend 6 - 8 hours outside class every week. In-class time is devoted to lectures and supervised teamwork. Because C2M works on real projects for world-class scientists, attendance and time commitments are evaluated.
Give students real world experience working with emerging energy technologies
Provide greater exposure for promising inventions
Foster connections with the cleantech business community
Spur the creation of new ventures and licensing or research partnerships
Provide market and business feedback to scientists
Supply scientists and technology transfer departments with useful market reports and presentation slides
"Tremendous learning, amazing professors, incredible network. This class was one of the reasons I decided to go to Haas and it lived up to its expectations."
"This class has given me access to clean energy. It helped me make the transitions MBAs are always trying to make."
"If you're a science or engineering Ph.D. thinking about options outside of research and are interested in cleantech and business, you can't NOT apply for this course."
“One of the best reasons to attend Berkeley.”
“No other program rivals C2M on meaningful engagement with cleantech startups.”
“It was a really good experience learning how to commercialize new technology – first understanding the technical hurdles, then the commercial hurdles, and then working with an interdisciplinary team to package that into a coherent story. That basically describes my current job.”