Welcome to the UC Davis D-Lab

The UC Daivs Program for International Energy Technologies (PIET) has developed D-Lab to engage students in finding solutions to energy issues in developing countries. D-Lab focuses on innovative technologies and business models that can allow people at the “bottom of the pyramid” to save or earn more money. Multidisciplinary faculty and student teams work with community partners to understand specific technical, social, environmental, and economic issues.

The PIET Mission:

UC Davis PIET and D-lab work with under-served communities worldwide to develop and commercialize of low-cost technologies that address their needs. Our interdisciplinary student teams work with international mentors and partners to address Energy, Agriculture, Human & Animal Health, and Environmental issues.