Global Collaborators

While the focus of CITRIS is improving the lives of the people of California through information technology innovation, we recognize the opportunities to contribute at an international scale. As a leading academic research institution, CITRIS is part of a global network of university-based pioneers. To fully leverage the potential of this network, CITRIS invites strategic relationships with a variety of organizations in other countries—relationships that are based on collaboration and mutual respect.

Outcomes of these partnerships have included joint research proposals, binational seed grant programs, co-hosted international research conferences, scholar exchange programs, expanded population studies, shared datasets, exposure to cutting-edge work, valuable new insights, and the broadening of our intellectual community.

Please contact Dr. Pushkar Apte, CITRIS Director of Strategic Initiatives to discuss opportunities for international collaboration.

DASTI – Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation

The objective of the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation is to promote research of high international standard. The Agency’s activities are therefore geared towards establishing the best possible environment for research.

INRIA – (INRIA@Silicon Valley)- Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique – National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control.

As a public science and technology institution established in 1967, Inria is the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Combining computer sciences with mathematics, Inria’s 3,400 researchers strive to invent the digital technologies of the future.

Launched in 2011, the “Inria@SiliconValley” program is an active joint scientific program with California universities, mainly with UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

In cooperation with CITRIS, this program aims to:

  • strengthen and structure existing collaborations between Inria research teams and California universities in order to improve their visibility and impact.
  • create and support innovative projects with complementary competencies that address scientific challenges of the digital society.

Please visit the Inria@SiliconValley website to learn more about the program, including ongoing collaborative research projects and associated events.

PCARI – Phillippine-California Advanced Research Institute

The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a new approach to enhance the skills and expertise of faculty and staff of Philippine universities and colleges through scholarships, training, and research partnerships with top-tier research universities in California. The priority areas are information infrastructure development (IID) and health innovation and translational medicine (HITM).

Information infrastructure development refers to the technological and human components, networks, systems, and processes that contribute to the creation, flow or exchange, processing, and management of electronic information. Health innovation and translational medicine refers to the bench-to-bedside translation of basic scientific research to practicable diagnostic procedures and therapies with meaningful improvements to physical, mental, or social health outcomes.

Tecnológico de Monterrey

The Tecnológico de Monterrey is one of the largest private, nonsectarian and coeducational multi-campus universities in Latin America with over 90,000 students at the high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, the Institute has 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country and is known for becoming the first university ever connected to the Internet in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world, having one of the top graduate business schools in the region, and being one of the leaders in patent applications among Mexican universities.

Previous Collaborations


Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft – Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for institutes of applied research in Europe, undertaking contract research on behalf of industry, the service sector and the government. Commissioned by customers in industry, it provides rapid, economical and immediately applicable solutions to technical and organizational problems. Within the framework of the European Union’s technology programs, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is actively involved in industrial consortiums which seek technical solutions to improve the competitiveness of European industry.


IHI Corporation

IHI is a major Japanese manufacturer of heavy machinery and oceangoing ships headquartered in Tokyo.

The company was founded by the Mito branch of the Tokugawa family in 1853 as a shipbuilding yard in Edo (modern Tokyo); it was incorporated in 1889. The Harima Dock (later Harima Shipbuilding and Engineering) was established in 1907 in Kōbe. The merger of the two shipyards in 1960 resulted in the present company. Ishikawajima-Harima pioneered in the development of tankers to transport liquid natural gas, and the company remains in the forefront of ship design for the energy industry. One of its largest projects was the construction of a floating pulp factory designed to process pulpwood. The company and its subsidiaries also produce marine and aircraft engines, chemical products, iron and steel manufacturing equipment, and material-handling machinery.

Tekes – The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

Tekes is the most important publicly-funded expert organization for financing research, development and innovation in Finland.