With our cutting-edge laboratories and renowned faculty experts, CITRIS serves as an incubator for translating new ideas into working prototypes. The combination-information technology research with state-of-the-art facilities creating products for the benefit of society-distinguishes us from other interdisciplinary research centers. Our iterative process has four steps Learn: We are committed to meeting UC's educational mission and sparking the desire to learn among students and faculty alike. Build: We offer unparalleled facilities to building prototypes and demonstration models for projects large and small. Launch: Once a proof of concept has been tested and refined, it is ready to launch to the broader community of experts, agencies or the interested public. Connect: The final step is to connect these innovators with the sectors or groups that will benefit and promote adoption or implementation.