Science & Innovation

The Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium (BASIC) serves as a platform for the region’s research community—including its five national laboratories, five research universities, and leading corporate and independent laboratories—to address issues of critical importance to the science and technology community.



Innovation Bridge

The San Francisco Bay Area, which includes Silicon Valley, is widely seen as the world’s leading center for technology innovation and entrepreneurial activity, a status reflected in its research universities, its extraordinary aggregation of venture …


Entrepreneurs, Startups and Innovation at the University of California

The University of California system plays an important and growing role in California’s economy, by producing cutting edge technology and know-how through its research programs, but also by enabling and supporting the formation of new …


Reinventing Manufacturing

Technology is revolutionizing manufacturing processes through innovations in 3D printing, robotics and big data (the Internet of Things) – often based on innovations that come from California. A range of factors, including rising labor costs …