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Preparing future healthcare leaders to incorporate disruptive technologies in high-impact health solutions.


DATE: October 28 – Nov 1, 2019 – 5 Days 


(and other Silicon Valley locations) 



Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute


Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Program Overview

As a part of the Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership Week, the healthcare concentration convenes healthcare industry leaders who are interested in transforming their organizations through insights regarding the latest trends in healthcare innovation, including disruptive technologies, innovative business models, and impactful organizational cultures.


The UC Berkeley – Silicon Valley Healthcare Innovation Leadership Week is the flagship program co-developed by Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET). Combining CITRIS’ expertise in deep technology research and innovation, this joint initiative will provide leaders, policy makers and investors in healthcare an excellent overview of the frontier technology fields that are disrupting the healthcare industry. The participants of this program will have the opportunity to truly immerse into the silicon valley healthcare innovation ecosystem and UC healthcare frontier research community, and build valuable bonds with peer participants who are healthcare industry leaders.

Learn Disruptive Innovations Applicable to Your Organization

Get insights on how to be at the forefront of innovative trends through the Berkeley Innovation Leadership Methodology.




Hear from UC Berkeley’s thought leaders in Blockchain, AI, Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Cognition.

Learn from

Silicon Valley


Obtain insights from executives, entrepreneurs, VCs, and UC Berkeley faculty on innovation strategies for success.

Network with

Global Innovation


Join executives and technology leaders from companies from around the world, including Asia, Europe and South America.

Who are you?

Current and aspiring healthcare innovators & entrepreneurs

I am a technical or business founder of a healthcare startup company or I aspire to start my own company in the area. I want to network with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, investors, providers, researchers, and potential customers to take my product or healthcare solution to the next stage.

Healthcare Venture Capitalists/Accelerator Managers

I am a healthcare investor or innovation manager and want to invest in the latest healthcare technologies and trends. I want updates on the latest developments in healthcare technology to better understand the opportunities, risks, and challenges related to emerging technologies in healthcare.



in Health Space

I am an executive at a medical device, diagnostic, pharma, bioscience, or digital health company. I am interested in exploring new applications of emerging technologies and learn about new start-up companies. I am also interested in exploring research or technology developed in university research laboratories.


Providers, Payers, or Policymakers

I am a health care industry executive, including CTOs, AI directors, insurance executives, billing/reimbursement directors, or quality improvement executives. I am interested in developing innovative solutions in healthcare delivery, including electronic health records and analytics, billing, and reimbursement.

Benefits and Takeaways

Obtain In-Depth Expertise in Healthcare

  • Learn about the opportunities and challenges facing healthcare innovation 
  • Learn about the latest hotspots in healthcare, in both technology development and business model innovation 
  • Gain a robust understanding of the current healthcare landscape and how it is being radically transformed through technology innovation
  • Learn about emerging legal and regulatory changes in healthcare 
  • Learn how to take a medical technology from research to market, from trials to scaling 


Capacity Building

  • Identify problems and opportunities  
  • Analyze project market fit 
  • Learn customer discovery process and analyze customer feedback qualitatively and quantitatively 
  • Understand product development processes
  • Learn how to engage with innovation stakeholders and how to reach customers

Potential Field

Trip Locations

JLabs, Google Verily, Apple Health, 23 & Me, Genentech, MBC Incubator, UCSF QB3 incubator

Immerse Yourself in Silicon Valley’s Innovation Culture

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation. Since 2005, SCET’s education methods have been used throughout Berkeley’s entrepreneurship ecosystem including CITRIS Foundry, SkyDeck, the Fung Institute, the Engineering Leadership Professional Program, Global Venture Lab, and an extensive ecosystem of Silicon Valley and Global partners (see our history).

Special China Healthcare Executive Track

A special China healthcare executive track is offered through collaboration with Yuhang Capital.  If you are participating in the special track through Yuhang Capital, please sign up with Yuhang Capital. This track offers special networking events and covers all lodging, transportation, translation and meal cost. Contact Lin Su at for this particular track.