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Regis B. Kelly, Innovating Innovatively

Seminar Title: Innovating Innovatively at UC

Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PST)



Our University was created by Californians to improve the quality of their lives. As a research university we fulfill that role by converting our amazingly creative discoveries into practical benefits for society.  An efficient way to provide benefits while simultaneously promoting job and economic growth is for our scientists to create startup companies.  UC fosters its startups through mentoring and providing access to incubator lab space and seed funding.  In large part through the creation of its four Institutes for Science and Innovation, UC has massively expanded its commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship and is on its way to being preeminent in its mission to serve society. Success in doing good will hopefully lead to enhanced government support of our efforts and help us attract even finer students.

Speaker Biography:

Regis B. Kelly is the Director of QB3, one of four California Institutes for Science and Innovation, created by the California Legislature to strengthen the academic foundation of its technology-based industries. QB3 is the only one of the four devoted exclusively to biology and to the life science industries. It is an innovation center made up of over 200 quantitative biologists at three northern California campuses (UCB, UCSC & UCSF) working at the interface of the physical and biological sciences and a team of professionals converting its discoveries into practical benefits for society.

CITRIS Research Exchange logoFree and open to the public, the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm PST and is hosted live in the Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus (*unless otherwise noted). Lunch is provided at UC Berkeley for those who register in advance.

Live webcasting of each CITRIS Research Exchange seminar is available at these CITRIS campuses and also online at http://video.citris.berkeley.edu/playlists/webcast:

  • CITRIS @ Davis: 1131 Kemper Hall, College of Engineering, UC Davis
  • CITRIS @ Merced: 322-Willow, Classroom and Office Building (COB), UC Merced
  • CITRIS @ Santa Cruz: Room 595B, Engineering 2 Building, Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz

Ask questions live via Twitter using #CITRISRE. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel at least a week after the event.

The full schedule for the CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series can be found on the CITRIS site.