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Diversify Hawai‘i’s economy through UH innovation and research


Build and sustain a thriving UH research and innovation enterprise that addresses local and global challenges by linking fundamental scientific discovery with applied research necessary for technological innovation to create jobs and advance a knowledge-based economy.



  • Build out and sustain research and innovation hubs in key areas: Climate Resilience, Energy and Sustainable Ecosystems; Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Astronomy and Space Sciences; Data Sciences and Global Cybersecurity; Health and Wellness; Food Security and Agriculture; The Asia-Pacific and Hawai‘i.
  • Leverage intellectual diversity and indigenous innovation.
  • Generate intellectual property and spin off startup companies that create high-quality jobs.
  • Advance meaningful engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.


  • Amount of extramural and philanthropic funding, including in identified hubs.
  • Number of active licenses and options.
  • Number of UH spinoff companies and jobs created.
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Last modified: January 18, 2023
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