UC announces $15M in climate-focused innovation awards
On March 1, the University of California announced $15M in grants for UC innovation and entrepreneurship in support of California’s climate action goals.
The awards are part of a historic $185M partnership between UC and the state of California to tackle the climate crisis, from developing new methods for carbon capture to creating innovative coping strategies for drought, wildfire and other impacts of a warming planet.
“Together, our campuses, national labs, and other UC divisions offer California a comprehensive portfolio of deep expertise, innovative ideas, scalable solutions and strong commitment to the state,” said Dr. Theresa Maldonado, UC’s vice president for research & innovation. “We continue to endure persistent climate-related challenges, such as the recent atmospheric rivers and the extreme heat and wildfires in summer and fall. Everyone across UC is eager to play a role in developing placed-based solutions in partnership with communities, industry and the state.”
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