About Us

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems. To promote innovation, community service, and career development among University of California students, CITRIS is hosting a semester-long competition for the best mobile apps that address identified needs in Connected Communities & Civic Tech, Health & Wellness, People & Robots, and Sustainability & the Environment.

This challenge encouraged teams of students from UC Berkeley, UC Davis & UC Merced to develop innovative mobile applications for today’s most pressing societal needs. Through a rigorous 3-month process, students designed, prototyped and pitched their ideas. The challenge culminated in a selection process with prizes, along with a Demo Day to showcase the student’s projects. The UC Merced Mobile App Challenge program continues to provide a opportunity for students to develop innovative mobile applications. As of January 2017, the CITRIS Mobile App Challenge programs at UC Berkeley and UC Davis have evolved into the Tech for Social Good programs. Learn more by clicking on the campus links below.