Invention Lab


Where Your Imagination Takes Form

The CITRIS Invention Lab is your campus laboratory resource for innovation – providing local expertise, community knowledge, tools, materials, and support to rapidly design and prototype your next novel interactive project, embedded sensing system, integrated mobile device, wearable technology, responsive architecture, connected artifact, and beyond.

The Invention Lab is open to the entire campus community of students, faculty, and staff.

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The CITRIS Invention Lab is an onsite rapid prototyping and packaging lab that works in conjunction with the Marvell Nanofabrication Lab. Resources consist of an array of traditional prototyping equipment that range from the basic craft tools to machining and electronics instruments. It offers a unique opportunity for researchers on all four CITRIS campuses to create, produce and package a prototype that can be tested and ultimately pitched to potential users, customers and investors.
The CITRIS Invention Lab supports faculty, student and community innovation by providing the knowledge, tools and support to rapidly design and prototype their ideas. The new facility is a vital part of the CITRIS “pipeline” running from the innovative minds of researchers, through CITRIS laboratories, and out into the world.
The 1,700 square foot Invention Lab is located on the first floor of Sutardja Dai Hall at UC Berkeley and supports three major functions:
  • Learn: Faculty teach Engineering and New Media courses on interactive product design and prototyping.
  • Build: The lab offers a full suite of tools, technical support and fabrication services for creating functional prototypes.
  • LaunchThe lab promotes turning concepts and ideas into new ventures by offering work space for the CITRIS Foundry startup accelerator program.