Since its creation in 2001 as one of four interdisciplinary institutes for science and innovation at the University of California, CITRIS has demonstrated an impressive return on investment by any measure. Through collaboration with industry, government agencies, and international partners, CITRIS has enabled innovations in nanotechnology, computer science, engineering, manufacturing, social media and other sectors. Notable contributions include the California Telehealth Network, the Pacific Research Platform, the California Report Card citizen engagement platform, annual seed funding for interdisciplinary research, and more than 70 high-tech startup ventures.

In 2016, we recognized the Banatao Institute as an integral part of our affiliated UC campuses. In alignment with the goals and values of Dado and Maria Banatao, the Banatao Institute at CITRIS leverages University of California expertise and IT solutions for the benefit of developing regions in the U.S. and abroad. This widening sphere of influence is celebrated in our new name, “CITRIS and the Banatao Institute,” which debuted across the four campuses in Fall 2016.

See how CITRIS and the Banatao Institute have created interdisciplinary IT solutions for California and beyond: