Fostering Groundbreaking Discoveries & New Technologies
In alignment with the mission and vision of the Center for E3S, knowledge transfer was central and a key metric of success. At E3S, knowledge transfer was regarded as a two-way street by establishing partnerships that will accelerate the Center’s research and programmatic endeavors, while creating new knowledge that can be shared with industry, academia and research labs.
Knowledge transfer at E3S happened at two levels
- Knowledge transfer within the Center’s main partners as a cross-fertilization of ideas and projects
- Knowledge transfer throughout the technology and education ecosystem in which the Center participated
Major Accomplishments & Legacy
- The Center for E3S published 338 papers, including 27 papers with co-authors from multiple E3S institutions, with a cumulative citation number above 15,000 (Nov 2022).
- Research discoveries from E3S investigators from all five member institutions resulted in 26 granted U.S. patents.
- The Center provided a path for its graduate student and postdoc alumni to successfully move into industrial or academic careers with 68 E3S alumni (46 students and 22 postdocs) entering positions in the tech industry and 92 E3S alumni (55 students and 37 postdocs) pursuing careers at universities and research labs in disciplines related to the Center.
- The Center for E3S has organized five international research symposia on the UC Berkeley campus with more than 650 attendees from all over the world. In 2019, the Berkeley Symposium successfully merged with the annual IEEE S3S Conference.
- The signature legacy project of E3S, the Berkeley Emerging Technology and Research (BETR) Center was founded in 2017 and meanwhile has developed into a fully self-sustained, industry-funded Center.