Industry Connections and Roundtables

Seed Funding


CITRIS Seed Funding offers up to $60K for multicampus research for social good

The CITRIS Seed Funding program is designed to support innovative, early-stage work that can attract larger-scale funding from diverse sources. Investigators from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are invited to submit proposals for 2023 CITRIS Seed Awards, worth up to $60,000 per project.  Proposals are due October 13, awardees will be notified by December 15.  Find out more September 18 at an online info session for all campuses.


Future Scientists and Engineers Summer Workshop

The CITRIS Summer K12 STEAM Workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.   This one-day event is exclusively designed for 9-12 graders and welcomes the participation of family members of students, researchers, staff, and faculty affiliated with UC Davis.

During this workshop participants will delve into captivating topics such as nanotechnology, quantum computing, art and technology, responsible AI, and more. Through engaging hands-on activities, we aim to ignite their curiosity and immerse them in the thrilling world of STEAM. It promises to be an incredible experience where they can have fun while expanding their knowledge and skills.   We hope to see you there!

Science of Computation Institute for Educators

Computer chips are a cutting edge STEM field and critical industry.  The CITRIS Lab at UC Davis has cutting edge technology and does groundbreaking research in chip manufacturing. 

Learn more about the science and engineering behind computer chip technology and collaborate to develop ways to integrate them into secondary education.


Join the CITRIS Foundry

The CITRIS Foundry provides entrepreneurs with time, resources and space to develop into venture-ready startups. As part of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS), Foundry teams will gain access to the institute’s broader innovation hub and community of experts.
Uniquely situated across multiple UC campuses, the CITRIS Foundry is ideally positioned to help new generations of innovators and entrepreneurs bridge the gap from lab to market with advanced technology that solves global challenges.

Call for proposals: CITRIS Climate Action Acceleration Fund

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute invite proposals for grants from a new Climate Action Acceleration Fund. 

The CITRIS Climate Action Acceleration Fund aims to prepare research teams to advance their ideas for technology that improves environmental sustainability, mitigates harmful effects of climate change or strengthens resilience of human and ecological systems.


Spring 2022 Research
Exchange Series

Catch the replay of UC Davis College of Engineering Dean Richard Corsi discussing Pandemic Engineering: Accessible Tools for Lowering Risk and Spread of Infection


VR equipment for the Visual Thinking Labs close up

CITRIS UC Davis Labs and Programs

Located on the Davis campus in the Academic Surge Building, and Lake Tahoe Incline Village, the multidisciplinary labs are available to students, staff, faculty, and industry members to prototype a wide range of new software, hardware, and environmental sensors.


Seed Funding

Principal Investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz campuses can apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research thrusts, strengthens connections among UC campuses, and catalyzes early-stage research that can lead to external funding.


Aviation and Visual
Thinking Labs

The Drone Training Academy is a program for high school students launched in 2018. Designed by a 20-year veteran of the aviation industry, it aims to engage underrepresented youth with emerging STEM fields and wide-spread applications of UAVs for societal benefit.


Tech for Social Good

Launched in 2016, The CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supported student-led learning and technology development for healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad, contemplating students in various interdisciplinary projects.


Environmental Robotics Laboratory

The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) is working towards the development of a fleet of Laboratory Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and sensor technologies for exploring challenges in water quality and environmental health.


The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges.

CITRIS Research Initiatives

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute has expanded research initiatives across UC Davis, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced campuses creating IT solutions that generate social and economic benefits for everyone.


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