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Berkeley Research Group and Course Gateway Announce Strategic Alliance

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Berkeley Research Group and Course Gateway have teamed to advise companies and governments on how best to take advantage of the strategic potential that online learning affords them and assist in the design, acquisition, and provisioning of courses and even entire curricula for their specific needs. With a focus on advanced science, engineering, and medical subjects, BRG and Course Gateway are unique in their ability to move rapidly from strategy to execution in today's most important and rapidly evolving fields.

"New online approaches to higher education have enormous strategic potential beyond universities," said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece, a widely cited authority on industrial organization, technological change, and innovation.

Global companies and governments now look at scalable online courses and curricula, in particular, as key enabling features to new solutions and approaches to research and development management, economic development, educational capacity expansion, and talent development in advanced science and engineering, and innovation management.

"The forces transforming global higher education will not stop at the campus gates," said Course Gateway President and Co-founder Bruce Guile. "More so than ever before, companies, governments, and universities need a business and technology strategy that recognizes the crucial role of open innovation and the need to be fully in sync with the global scientific and technical communities."

BRG and Course Gateway experts have decades of experience in higher education, R&D management, global intellectual property laws and regulations, and knowledge management tools and services. Drawing on their combined expertise, BRG and Course Gateway employ an innovative approach of connecting the world's leading research universities with clients across the globe.

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.brg-expert.com) is a leading global expert services and consulting firm that provides independent expert testimony, authoritative studies, strategic advice, data analytics, and regulatory and dispute support to Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with 23 offices in the United States, Canada, London, UK, and Perth, Western Australia.

About Course Gateway, Inc.

Course Gateway (www.CourseGateway.com) designs, acquires, and provisions customized online curricula in science, engineering, and medicine for universities, governments, and companies around the world. With Course Gateway, international clients are able to rapidly create or expand educational capacity with degree and certificate programs of the highest quality but still tailored to local market and economic development needs. This new architecture for higher education enables institutions around the world to engage economically and programmatically faster and with a much broader set of global partners than traditional models allowed. Course Gateway is based in Washington, D.C.