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CITRIS Day 2021: Celebrating 20 Years of Impact and Innovation 


Please join us for CITRIS Day on November 16, 2021, 1-2 p.m. PST!







On Nov. 16, CITRIS will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a virtual public showcase of emerging research, leading-edge applications and collaboration opportunities in the interest of society. We are honored to feature academic leaders, industry executives and public officials, along with students and representatives from research labs and startup companies who have benefited from CITRIS’s support over the years. 

The event will also unveil strategic plans for the next three to five years, and highlight areas where CITRIS will contribute to the needs of California and the world in climate resilience, technology policy, food systems, health care delivery and inclusive workforce development in the face of automation. 

Since 2001, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) has sought to research, develop and apply information technology solutions to address urgent challenges facing California and the world. After two decades of technological achievements and the recent transformations of businesses, communities and our daily lives from the COVID-19 pandemic, devastating wildfires and other extreme events, CITRIS remains a vital platform to advance new ideas and build an equitable and resilient future. 

As one of four Institutes for Science and Innovation at the University of California created to support interdisciplinary research in fields critical to our collective future, CITRIS has helped bring together university researchers, civil society, policymakers and private industry to boost the state’s economy and harness the power of research and discovery to confront large-scale societal problems.

Together with the other ISIs, CITRIS has brought exciting opportunities in technology research and careers to under-served communities in California and helped the state remain a leader in clean energy technologies, high-speed broadband, digital health solutions, nanomaterials and more. Join us for this celebration!