As you will read in the pages of our Impact Reports, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute continues to foster innovation and enhance connections among academic researchers, industrial partners, government agencies, and social-benefit organizations throughout California and the world.

These Impact Reports highlight CITRIS contributions to the research profile of the University of California and its overall financial health, as well as our impact on the California economy. CITRIS has spawned 60 start-up companies since the institute was established in 2001, and the annual investment of $4-5M from the University of California Office of the President leverages $80-$95M in outside research funding.

Researchers come from California and around the world to collaborate with our outstanding faculty and access our state-of-the-art facilities. We also enhance the educational experience of students at all four CITRIS campuses through courses, research, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Current initiatives, highlights, and stories from the CITRIS invention ecosystem are featured in the reports below.