The Tech for Social Good Program funds early-stage technology research, hardware, software, web or mobile application development that address issues in Health, People & Robots, Connected Communities, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Diversity and Inclusion in Tech.
Example funded projects include:
The Tech for Social Good Program funds UC Berkeley individual students, student organizations or student groups to develop events or programming that improve and support technological innovation in the following categories: Health, People & Robots, Connected Communities, Sustainable Infrastructure, Diversity and Inclusion in Tech.
Example funded events include:
Hosted by FEM Tech Berkeley, BeVisible brought together top Latina professionals to share their insights on being leaders in the tech sector.
|Berkeley Builds Designathon
The first interdisciplinary social innovation designathon at UC Berkeley was hosted by Project RISHI, Hackers @ Berkeley, ASUC, and EnableTech. The Berkeley Builds event sought to accomplish something different from the usual corporate innovation contest: this event brought together students with backgrounds and majors beyond engineering, and these multidisciplinary teams designed solutions with lasting impact for local nonprofits.
The mission of Robotics at Berkeley is to create and maintain a financial, social, and informational hub for undergraduate roboticists at UC Berkeley through projects and events. We also aim to bridge robotics groups such as labs and clubs throughout campus.
Student-Led Events: Directors’ Circle
The Tech for Social Good Program funds UC Berkeley individual students, student organizations or student groups to develop events or programming that improve and support technological innovation. The Directors’ Circle include funded events or programming above $10K at the discretion of the CITRIS Director.
Example funded project include:
Cal Hacks is the largest collegiate hackathon on the West Coast. In 2016, at Cal Hacks 3.0, over 1,500 student hackers and innovators from across the nation converged at UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium to create incredible software and hardware projects. Learn more about the event and what it takes to host a hackathon of this scale in this article written by Lana Dann, Marketing Director of Cal Hacks 3.0.