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Innovation, Shared Space and Access to Equipment

At UC Davis a wide variety of equipment and services is available to researchers on and off campus. These core facilities are professionally managed and provide access to high-quality scientific and technical services delivered by experts. Most services have an established rate for external entities and will work with you to determine project needs. 

Our Core Facilities team has collated a database to provide a detailed list of equipment at UC Davis together with contacts and URLs. The table is searchable by keywords as well as specific instrumentation and services. This dynamic inventory is designed to facilitate an efficient search for shared resources available at UC Davis to enable, facilitate, or enhance the research mission of the university.


Please let us know if you would like to add a new piece of instrumentation, a new service, or if you can’t find the equipment you are looking for.

Contact the Core Facilities team


Aggie Square

Aggie Square is where university, industry and community come together to create opportunities for everyone. This planned innovation hub on UC Davis’ Sacramento campus — the result of joint exploratory working group established by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and UC Davis Chancellor Gary May — will be home to research programs, private industry partners, classrooms, student housing, and public-facing programs that engage local communities and entrepreneurs.

The first phase of construction is scheduled to begin in 2022. This phase includes two buildings designed for science, technology and engineering, a classroom building dedicated to lifelong learning, and a building designated for student housing and programs that focus on food and health. New undergraduate programming, Quarter at Aggie Square, began Fall 2020 – before Aggie Square opens the doors to new buildings.

Learn more about this exciting project and how you can become engaged.