When considering what underlies virtually all that the University of California does, one word comes to the fore: Ingenuity.
UC’s ingenuity is on display in finding solutions to climate change and aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025. It’s found in the university’s Global Food Initiative, which has helped spark a national dialogue about food.
And ingenuity is inherent to our Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative. This initiative is creating an unprecedented competitive environment for our faculty to find solutions to society’s challenges, as exemplified by the 2016 winners of the President’s Research Catalyst Award. Our excellence has not gone unnoticed: In December, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Ranadivé announced the creation of a new venture fund that will invest in innovation opportunities emerging from the University of California. And Forbes magazine recently chose 40 people with ties to the University of California as being among “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” under the age of 30.