The Industry office was formed in July 2013 to support the vision of Chancellor DiStefano to enhance the connection between CU-Boulder and local, state, national, and international industry and business partners. The office is intended to be the identifiable entry point into CU-Boulder. The office reports to Stein Sture, Vice Chancellor for Research.
Caroline Himes, the Director, served as the Executive Associate Director for LASP, a major research institute on the CU-Boulder campus. Through her role at LASP, she developed an understanding of CU-Boulder processes. As LASP began to work more with industry, she was in the position of supporting that work effort. She proposed new methods for the campus to support such activities. Prior to joining CU, she had 20 years experience working in industry and was controller for 4 different companies. Her ability to bring industry and university experience together make her a strong leader for this new office.
|Caroline Himes||Director||Strategic direction and development of the office, support major contacts, oversee office email@example.com||303-492-9021|
Assistant to Director
|Support industry and faculty connections and facilitate development of relationships and projects.||Nicole.Thornton@colorado.edu||303-492-0800|
|Devon Lawrence||Undergrad Assistant||Support development of opportunities with industry, gather campus-wide resource information, and work on special projects||Devon.Lawrence@colorado.edu|
|Graduate Student||Office process and procedure definition, assist in project design, development, and implementation|
Office contact information:
We will actively connect industry inquiries to CU-Boulder resources. When related to sponsored research or services, we stay engaged through project implementation and delivery.We also support internal CU-Boulder researchers wanting to work with industry.
We reach out to industry and campus constituents to gather information on needs,capabilties and interest in partnering. We are continuing to develop processes to support these relationships and remove/minimize confusion and mis-steps. Using a project management approach, we follow and support each connection. If CU-Boulder does not have the expertise or capacity to support the need, we won't waste your time. We will make that determination as early as possible so that you can find another resource.
Many units on campus interact with industry. It is important that broad input be obtained to guide the development and operation of the office and that collaborations across campus units be developed and maintained. To provide for this input and coordination, 3 committees are involved in supporting Industry Collaboration. These committees are:
Advisory Committee - provide guidance to the Director of the Office of Industry Collaboration and to communicate to and from the faculty regarding the office. Members are listed below. In addition to contacting the Director, you can feel free to contact any of these members.
|Marie Banich||Institute of Cognitive Science|
|Niels Damrauer||Chem & BioChem|
|Thomas Hauser||OIT - Research Computing|
|Markus Raschke||Physics (Ex Officio BFA Rep)|
|Conrad Stoldt||Mech Engineering|
|Ben Webster||Ex Officio - Strategic Relations|
|Diane Dimeff||Ex Officio - Aero Space Ventures|
|MaryBeth Vellequette||Ex Officio - TTO|
|Particia Rankin||Ex Officio - OVCR|
|Caroline Himes||Director Office of Industry Collaboration|
Collaboration Committee - An important element in working with industry and business groups is to coordinate the wide variety of activities that may be occuring between campus units and those outside entities. Understanding and growing the variety of interactions in a thoughtful and coordinated manner will enhance the value of the relationship to both the university and the company.
|Career Services||Lisa Lovett|
|Chancellor's Office||Catherine Shea|
|Office of Contracts & Grants||Denitta Ward|
|Procurement Service Center||Sandy Hicks|
|Strategic Relations||Ben Webster|
|Student Interns||Dylan Mark|
|Technology Transfer Office||MaryBeth Vellequette|
|Office of Industry Collaboration||Caroline Himes|
|Continuing Education||Armando Pares|
Operations Committee - A committee made up of operational units (ABS, OCG, TTO) to develop the appropriate processes and templates to support sponsored research, services, and equipment work. This group also supports execution of specific transactions. Members are Laura Ragin, Denitta Ward, MaryBeth Vellequette, Caroline Himes.