The CITRIS Foundry is headquartered on the UC Berkeley campus with supporting locations at UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz.


The Foundry operates as a program within CITRIS and also participates as a member of the broader UC Berkeley Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) ecosystem. The Foundry program and portfolio are managed by the CITRIS Foundry Managing Director with support from the broader CITRIS organization and UC Berkeley I&E. To learn more about UC Berkeley’s extensive I&E ecosystem please visit the Berkeley Gateway to Innovation (BEGIN).

CITRIS’s mission operates at the center of information technology and major global issues facing society. This mission provides a very broad agenda to apply innovation advancements in IT such as cloud computing, big data, AI/ML, photonic communications, and 5G to sizable global topics such as health, transportation, resource management, climate, energy, robotics, food, distribution, supply chain, semiconductors, and more. Combined, these impact a wide variety of enterprises and consumer markets. The CITRIS Foundry vision is to provide highly focused incubation resources that enable advanced UC engineers, scientists, and researchers to form venture-ready startups. Operating at this intersection provides the greatest potential to disrupt existing markets and create new ones.


450 Sutardja Dai Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, 94704

Interested in joining the CITRIS Foundry?

Visit our Program page for more information.