Glossy portfolio booklet of the great student projects from Critical Making course available

The 2013 CITRIS Impact Report

We are pleased to announce the publication of 2013 CITRIS Impact Report! This interactive online site allows users to explore and discover how CITRIS continues to foster innovation and enhance connections among academic researchers, industrial partners, government agencies, and social-benefit organizations throughout California and the world. This new site highlights CITRIS's contribution to the research profile of the University and to its overall financial health, as well as our impact on the California economy. CITRIS has spawned 35 start-up companies since it was established 12 years ago, and the annual investment of $4-5M from UCOP leverages $70-$80M in outside research…

Meet our summer Intern

The invention lab would like to extend its welcome to the newest member of the team Nathaniel Knopf. Nathaniel will be working as a Summer Intern at the Invention Lab.  Nathaniel is a Junior at Mt. Tam High School and has worked in a team to build a reprap 3d printer.

$20M Gift from Paul & Stacy Jacobs Foundation to Launch Design Innovation Institute @ UC Berkeley

Big News! A recent $20 million gift from Paul & Stacy Jacobs Foundation will launch a new Design Innovation Institute at UC Berkeley. Learn more at the at the COE News Center! [button type="qd_button btn_small" url="" target="on" button_color_fon="#00335B" ]Read the Article[/button]

Critical Making Featured in Spring 2013 Issue of Berkeley Engineer

One of our Invention Lab Courses, Critical Making, taught by Prof. Eric Paulos was recently featured in the Spring 2013 issue of the Berkeley Engineer Magazine! [button type="qd_button btn_small" url="" target="on" button_color_fon="#6FC922" ]Read the Article[/button]

Dash Robotics Featured on Wired

@epaulos – Citizen science kit on kickstarter


The filter for the laser cutter has been replaced and is ready to use again. Check our Mark in his crazy filter changing outfit!


Prof. Bjoern Hartmann & Prof. Eric Paulos were recently named the Co-Directors of the CITRIS Invention Lab. As a Co-Founder of the Invention Lab, Prof. Hartmann has been instrumental in the development of the Invention Lab. Prof. Paulos joined the Lab during the Fall of 2012 and began teaching a new course on Critical Making. Both Professors bring their extensive experience in interactive product design and engineering to the lab and will oversee the expansion of the facilities. [one_half] Prof. Bjoern Hartmann Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Prof. Hartmann's research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on novel design, prototyping,…

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