Berkeley's Partner in Navigating Business Opportunities
New Academic Ventures, Berkeley, was founded in 2017 to serve UC Berkeley’s many units, divisions and departments in the development of revenue-generating programs and projects. Nav-B reports directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and we work across the university as well as with external partners and stakeholders to support projects that vary in scale and scope.
We are experts in the areas of opportunity recognition, business development, contract negotiation and management, market research and data analysis, and project management, and leverage our experience to assist UCB departments to achieve their goals.
Nav-B took the lead on project development and management for the complex NASA Ames project proposal. This project will see UC Berkeley add a satellite campus at Moffett Field, the site of the NASA Ames Research Center. This joint collaboration between NASA, a private developer and UC Berkeley
Offered through the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department in the College of Engineering, the Master of Analytics is an in-person 11 month program that will welcome its first cohort of students in the Fall of 2022. Nav-B was engaged at program launch to provide the necessary analysis and modeling
This joint project between UC Berkeley and the Dubai Electric and Water Authority (DEWA) started with a successful corporate custom program, held at UC Berkeley Extension. This program led to a longer term collaboration between the UC Berkeley College of Engineering, UC Berkeley Extension and DEWA