Membership Program

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute represent a bold and exciting vision that engages one of the top university systems in the world to generate social and economic benefit. Together, we are thinking about technology in ways that cross traditional boundaries.

The CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative supports collaborative discovery, design, and governance through new technologies that enhance education, creative work, and public engagement. Faculty leaders and affiliated researchers contribute expertise in human-computer interaction; user interface and collaborative design; “maker” communities; and political, social and economic development. The initiative emerges from a long history of projects to improve communications among community members and the elected officials, policymakers and institutions making decisions on their behalf.

The CITRIS Connected Communities initiative embraces the development of experimental online platforms and novel hardware and software systems that connect peers to each other and to institutions in meaningful and productive ways.

View the benefits of collaboration with CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and our Research Initiatives:


To discuss CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Partner and Affiliate opportunities, please contact:

Dr. Pushkar Apte
Director of Strategic Initiatives, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
(510) 664-4618

University of California, Berkeley
330 Sutardja Dai Hall, MC-1764
Berkeley, CA 94607-1764

Dr. Camille Crittenden (for initiative-specific opportunities)
Director, CITRIS Connected Communities Initiative
(510) 643-8834

University of California, Berkeley
330D Sutardja Dai Hall, MC-1764
Berkeley, CA 94607-1764