It's all about the network!The gallery features more than 20 exhibits, including works by Lego, Mercedes-Benz and Nike.Bringing together stories of exceptional design and engineering from across the globe, the gallery shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design and create a better world.The gallery was the second building in California to be Platinum-certified in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Commercial Interiors  rating system.Graduate School of Management alumnus Andrew Barkett MBA 09 has made a significant gift to endow the Big Bang! Business Competition.Institute founder and faculty director Andrew Hargadon's forthcoming book will explore sustainable innovation.Graduate School of Management professor and past dean Steven Currall is co-author of Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity. ViVita Technologies is pioneering a new approach to tissue preparation that makes heart valve replacements less likely to be rejected by the body’s immune system—potentially giving transplant patients longer, healthier livesMicromidas founder John Bissell: Entrepreneurship is about controlling your fear in order to perform uncomfortable, mildly difficult tasks.Big Bang! 2008 winner Tim Keller, co-founder and CEO of VinPerfect: There has never been a better time for entrepreneurship.Institute supporter Andrew Barkett MBA 09 makes a strong case for supporting innovative entrepreneurship.
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Innovation at the Edge
Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco—June 18, 2014

Our first Bay Area event, Innovation at the Edge, was dedicated to breakthroughs—with inspiring stories of innovators and entrepreneurs in the UC Davis community. The event was held in the amazing Autodesk Gallery in downtown San Francisco.

Graduate School of Management Dean Steven C. Currall and institute founder Andrew Hargadon discussed insights from their work showing the importance of networks of support to aspiring entrepreneurs.

They were joined by founders of several institute-affiliated startups—Micromidas Inc., VinPerfect and ViVita Technologies—who shared their entrepreneurial journeys.