Seed Funding

Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submit proposals for collaborative research projects.

Tech For Social Good

The CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program supports student-led learning and technology development for healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

Environmental Robotics Laboratory

Competitive teams from the campuses of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Merced, Davis, and Davis Health submitted proposals for collaborative research projects.
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CITRIS Aviation Prize

Celebrate National Aviation Day by signing up for the first-ever CITRIS Aviation Prize student competition! Created in collaboration with the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Berkeley, this competition challenges student teams to design, develop and demonstrate a long-distance, fully autonomous flight with a small UAV. The winning proposal will be recognized with the first CITRIS Aviation Design Prize, including a $2,000 cash award and up to $25,000 to demonstrate the actual flight in Spring 2022.

Highlighted Events

Aviation Prize: Learn More About Timeline

Are you a UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, or UC Santa Cruz student and want to learn more about our first-ever CITRIS Aviation Prize? Check on the link below to learn more about it.

People and Robots Seminar Series

CITRIS People and Robots hosts a weekly seminar series every Monday afternoon jointly with UC Berkeley’s “Design of Robotics and Embedded systems, Analysis, and Modeling” Seminars (DREAMS).

CITRIS 2021 Research Exchange
Seminar Series

Free and open to the public, the CITRIS Research Exchange offers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. 

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Camille Crittenden, Champion of Women in Tech

CITRIS Davis Labs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Thrusts

Recent successes from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute’s invention ecosystem are featured in the reports below.

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HEALTH
INITIATIVES
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SUSTAINABLE
INFRASTRUCTURE
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PEOPLE &
ROBOTS
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FUTURE OF
WORK
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WOMEN IN
TECH
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POLICY
LAB

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