CITRIS Foundry is the University of California’s IT Deep tech Incubator

The CITRIS Foundry supports top UC engineers, scientists, and researchers working at the intersection of IT and deep tech to turn innovations into startups that will transform the world.

Located at the headquarters of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) on the UC Berkeley campus, the Foundry serves four UC campuses by providing teams with community, resources, labs and facilities to become venture-ready and bring their innovations to market.






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CITRIS Foundry provides targeted resources to accelerate your team’s progress from science to startup.

The UC system hosts one of the best research and startup ecosystems on the planet:

  • #1 in NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
  • #1 public university for startups according to Pitchbook
  • Over half a billion dollars in research and other support from external sources each year
  • Leader in gene therapy, robotics, AI, sensors, materials
  • Over 500 VC-backed startups from alumni since 2010

We are seeking teams who are ready to make a significant impact on the world.