The biomedical smart jacket that diagnoses pneumonia using Bluetooth
Big Ideas Alumni Premieres FITE Film, Features Students’ Journey from Incarceration to Classrooms
Big Ideas Winner, We Care Solar, Wins 2017 Drucker Prize
Big Ideas Alumni Premieres Documentary on Formerly Incarcerated Students

Big Ideas Alumni Premieres Documentary on Formerly Incarcerated Students

Sep 15, 2017

The UC Berkeley premiere of FITE Film is October 12th in Stanley Hall room #105. A panel discussion featuring the individuals in the film will follow immediately after the screening  to  put real faces to real issues. Seating is limited! Click here to purchase tickets. With more than 2.3 million people in the prison system, […]

Big Ideas 2018 Contest: Where Impact Begins

Sep 12, 2017

The Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas Contest launches on Sept. 13! Big Ideas is an early-stage university-based innovation contest that connects students—the world’s next generation of social entrepreneurs—with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale social innovations. Big Ideas plugs student entrepreneurs into a robust innovation ecosystem of high-caliber mentors, […]

Big Ideas Winner, Tabla, Wins Fast Company’s Innovation Award

Sep 12, 2017

Tabla – the Grand Prize winner of  last year’s Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas Contest— was announced today as one of fourteen winners to receive Fast Company’s 2017 Innovation by Design Awards from 2,500 submissions worldwide. The device, engineered to more affordably and easily diagnose pneumonia, was honored as one of the most innovative and disruptive […]

Big Ideas Winners Increase Access to Extension Services in Rural Uganda

Jun 29, 2017

By Francesca Munsayac and April You In rural Uganda, extension services help farmers apply cutting edge technologies and best practices that promote agricultural productivity and improve rural livelihoods. While most African countries have extension programs that arm local farmers with the  agricultural information they need to succeed, limited resources often prevent extension workers from visiting […]

Meet the 2017 Big Ideas Winners!

Meet the 2017 Big Ideas Winners!

May 9, 2017

This year’s Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas Contest launched in September 2017. In November, the Contest received a record number of pre-proposal applications from 326 student teams, representing over 1,000 students across 16 campuses. After a preliminary round and a final review, 44 teams were awarded prizes across nine different categories, with award amounts ranging […]

Big Ideas Team Addresses Maternal Mortality in Uganda

Big Ideas Team Addresses Maternal Mortality in Uganda

May 9, 2017

By Sarah Bernardo Preeclampsia–a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, swelling, and protein in the mother’s urine–is the second leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Nearly 76,000 women and 500,000 babies die from preeclampsia complications annually; deaths that could be prevented with early detection of the condition. To address this global health crisis, a […]

Top Teams Compete at Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day!

Top Teams Compete at Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day!

Apr 28, 2017

By: Morgan Hillenbrand It was standing room only in Blum Hall Wednesday night as seven teams competed in Berkeley’s 6th Annual Rudd Family Foundation Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day. Each year, the Big Ideas competition brings together teams of students from across disciplines to design creative solutions for social impact. This year, 326 teams […]