Julie Sammons

Julie generates insights from diverse network of university experts, funded projects, research assets, commercialization activities and public/private sector partnerships. She oversees the CITRIS Seed Funding platform for emerging technology applications and previously co-led the CITRIS Foundry startup accelerator, each based on a portfolio of frontier innovations from the University of California.

Julie has a BS in the life sciences and MBA focused on sustainable business strategies. She is an active advisor on technology trends and resilient futures, including work with the U.S. Department of Energy Cleantech University Prize, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Stanford d.school, Breakthrough Energy, SXSW Eco and the University of California’s startup ecosystem.