Bringing together people and ideas to forge connections between cutting edge academic research and administrative excellence in support of Berkeley's teaching, research and public service.
Strategic Programs to Support Berkeley in the 21st Century
Berkeley's academics push the frontiers of knowledge, designing technologies and practices that will change the world. The CTO Innovation Program aims to create meaningful connections and the right incentives for academics and administrators to more easily tap the expertise around us.
The Berkeley Changemaker™ Technology Innovation Grant Program gives students and faculty the opportunity to engage in proof of value experiments with emerging technologies.
Student Impact Partnerships reward Berkeley-centric technology innovation projects via established partners like Berkeley Changemaker and the Blum Center's Big Ideas program.
The Berkeley Connected Campus is an initiative that brings together EH&S, Facilities, CITRIS, Parking & Transportation and IT to enhance Berkeley's physical campus by integrating "smart" technologies that make new experiences and efficiencies possible.
By bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders from across the University we can collectively engage in technology innovation that positively impacts the Berkeley of the future.
Overview of the Berkeley CTO Innovation Program:
We value creativity, connection and learning, to craft a future that enhances the campus mission, conforms with and helps evolve policies. The CTO Innovation Program builds on the established excellence of existing campus programs, seeking partnerships and building bridges with Berkeley's people and organizations. Our founding partnerships are with Berkeley Changemaker™, CITRIS and the CITRIS Policy Lab, Research Teaching & Learning, the Blum Center for Developing Economies, Facilities, Environmental Health & Safety, Parking & Transportation, Berkeley SkyDeck and the Office of the CIO.
The program's spirit of convergence recognizes that today, technology must be an integral part of all our endeavors -- though not the end in itself.