Research Institutes

The greater East Bay has an unusual abundance of research institutes, enhancing the potential of manufacturing scale-up, technology transfer, and commercialization. These institutes collaborate with government, industry, education, and workforce development organizations.

Research institutes affiliated with UC Davis are the California Biomass Collaborative, California Wind Energy Collaborative, Center for Watershed Sciences, the UC Davis Office of Research, the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, and the UC Davis Energy Institute.

Institutes affiliated with UC Berkeley are the Berkeley Water Center, Energy Biosciences Institute, and the UC Berkeley Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA).

Institutes affiliated with the US Department of Energy are the DOE Joint Genome Institute, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryLawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

The USDA Western Regional Research Center is affiliated with the US Department of Agriculture.

More information is available on the Regional Cluster Map and Regional Cluster Database.