Schmidt Sciences

Schmidt Sciences was founded in 2024 by Eric and Wendy Schmidt to advance science and technology that deepens human understanding of the natural world and develops solutions to global issues.

National Security Commission on Emerging Biotechnology

Eric is a member of the Commission, which was charged by Congress with the responsibility of examining the critical intersection of emerging biotechnology and national security.

Innovation Endeavors

Innovation Endeavors is an early‑stage venture firm investing in the Super Evolution — a non‑linear approach to innovation that drives change in order to solve problems that matter.

The Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP)

The Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP) is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative with a clear mission: to make recommendations to strengthen America’s long-term competitiveness as artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies are reshaping our national security, economy, and society. We want to ensure that America is positioned and organized to win the techno-economic competition between now and 2030, the critical window for shaping the future.

Reimagine with Eric Schmidt

Reimagine with Eric Schmidt is a new podcast that includes a series of conversations with leaders in government, business, science, and technology to explore how we can solve our current challenges and build a brighter future after this global crisis.

The Schmidt Family Foundation

The Schmidt Family Foundation, founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt in 2008, makes grants and impact investments through two programs: the 11th Hour Project, which partners with communities around the world in working for renewable energy, resilient food systems, healthy oceans and the protection of human rights, and Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, which supports scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in developing technologies that restore ocean health.

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Schmidt Ocean Institute was founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt in 2009 to boldly explore our unknown ocean–offering access to a world-class philanthropic research vessel for scientists–to excite interest and inform the wise stewardship of our planet.

Office of Wendy Schmidt

Wendy Schmidt is co-founder of Schmidt Sciences, president and co-founder of The Schmidt Family Foundation, and co-founder of Schmidt Ocean Institute.


Eric Schmidt has taught courses at CalTech and Stanford and lectured at MIT and Princeton on the applications and implications of modern computing to science and societal problems, as well as improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He is an MIT Visiting Innovation Fellow, a member of the Advisory Board for MIT IQ, a member of the MIT Commission on the Work of the Future, a member of the MIT CEO Advisory Board, and a member of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing Advisory Council.


Eric Schmidt currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Broad Institute and is on the board of The Mayo Clinic, as well as Director of Science for America. Since 2022, Eric has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sandbox AQ.

National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence

Eric Schmidt was the Chair of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, which reviewed the methods and means to advance the development of AI, machine learning, and associated technologies by the U.S. to comprehensively address the national security needs of the Nation.