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What We Do


Our goal is to foster research and innovation in the digital realm and spearhead a multi-campus cooperative effort to engage faculty, postdoc and graduate fellows in collaborative research.


We aim to accomplish our goals by working toward the following objectives specific to digital innovation:

  • driving collaboration across the five campuses for joint impact and
  • accelerating research, mentorship and learning. 

To achieve its objectives, the Initiative is investing in three primary mechanisms:

  • funding individual research and fellowship awards at various levels to pursue both targeted and exploratory research in key research focus areas (see current funding opportunities)
  • accelerating collaboration through multicampus projects in each of the Initiative domains and 
  • building community by creating opportunities for researchers to network and share knowledge.

Making an Impact: 2023 Annual Report

UC Noyce Initiative 2023 Annual Report cover

UC Noyce Initiative researchers achieved tremendous accomplishments during the 2023 calendar year, including 88 new publications and more than $16.7 million in additional funding. Learn more about how the team of UC Noyce Initiative researchers — which includes 71 principal investigators, 93 students in research and  24 postdoctoral scholars — are working to address society's most pressing challenges through digital innovation. Use the link below to view the full report.