Vision 2025

Leading the new information technology landscape

Since its founding in 2001, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have tackled the big questions, working with research scientists at four University of California campuses to develop novel technologies for the benefit of California and the larger society beyond.

As we enter a new age driven by powerful new technologies – machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), drones and UAVs, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), genetic editing, and, powering it all, quantum leaps of data science – the needs and questions change. To lead us through this new landscape, CITRIS launches a new strategic plan, Vision 2025.

CITRIS by the numbers


CITRIS Foundry Startups

Accelerating Entrepreneurship

Funded start-ups designed projects for society’s most pressing challenges. 


Faculty Partners

Academic Certified

Research-driven with 442 faculty partners, 321 students, and 55 Postdocs.


Funded Projects

Seeding Novel Technologies

Since 2007, CITRIS has distributed over $9.5Million dollars to funded initiatives.

CITRIS at UC Davis hosts multiple research labs including the CITRIS Aviation Lab in Academic Surge, Visual Thinking Lab in Bainer Hall, Environmental Robotics Laboratory at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC), and the Center for Spaceflight Research in East Davis.

Research Thrusts

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute has expanded its research thrusts to address a new era of vast technological change. Our research thrusts are grouped into the subcategories of Core Technology and Technology and Society. The Thrusts are divided into two main groups: Core Technology and Technology & Society. Looking to encompass not only highly innovative projects but their potential to solve societal issues.

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