UC Berkeley is experienced at setting up and running successful Industry Sponsored Institutes (ISI or Institute).
An ISI is established, organized, hosted, and directed by UC Berkeley faculty and/or staff and funded by private industry. An Institute has these features:
Creating and running an Institute is a major commitment and investment of the University in leadership and administrative resources.
If you would like to explore establishing an Industry Sponsored Institute at UC Berkeley with corporate funding, please fill out an IPIRA Concierge form. An IPIRA staff member will reach out to you and discuss the opportunity.
If you are interested in forming an institute with funding from a foundation or other non-profit entity (such as a U.S. or foreign university), or state or federal government funds, contact the Sponsored Projects Office for assistance.