How can CU-Boulder help your business?
See links below for information on the above.
Why do we do this? CU researchers are energized by meaningful and novel research. Faculty members are expected to conduct research or develop creative arts. Strengthening links to industry and business partners provides funding for relevant projects for faculty and students and helps define new areas of study that are relevant to our changing world.
The Industry office's role is to facilitate the connection between businesses and campus units/personnel ready to engage in solving business problems. The office will support connections to all areas of the campus: research, career services, student employment, technology transfer, contributions, etc. The Industry office will also oversee the administrative details so that the team can start quickly on your project.
Let the Office of Industry Collaboration help connect you to the CU-Boulder resource of interest.
Sponsored Research - working with you, our world-class experts can conduct fundamental or applied research in areas of mutual interest. Contact the Industry Office for help in finding the research unit most closely tied to your area of interest. To find out more about the wide range of sponsored research at CU-Boulder, click here
Services - want some short term help or advice? At times, our research personnel have excess capacity. Talk with us about your needs and how we can help.
Consulting - some CU-Boulder faculty do consulting for businesses on a private basis to support work on your existing processes and products. CU-Boulder is not a party to these agreements. These do not use CU-Boulder facilities or utilize the intellectual property developed on other sponsored research projects.
Equipment - the CU-Boulder equipment and test capabilities are being gathered. The Equipment page will contain this information.
contact us to send us an inquiry specifying your needs or
explore the CU-Boulder website on your own, or
use VIVO, a searchable CU-Boulder database - Research and Expertise Across CU-Boulder
Any approach is just fine with us.
Looking for current or past students to support your business needs? Providing opportunities to work with industry while obtaining academic credentials is valuable to both the student and employers. Student connections can be made through a specific college or the campus wide Career Services office. The following links will help. Or, call the Office of Industry Collaboration at 303-492-0800 for help in getting to the right group.
Your HR department can learn about Career Service offerings here: link to Career Services
Building Your On-Campus Presence: Employer Presence
Career Buffs System - Post your internships or permanent jobs for current or past graduates Post Jobs
Contract Intern Program (CIP) is a unique way to add CU-Boulder students to your workforce without adding them to your headcount or payroll. CU-Boulder's Internship Program provides you with a great pool of intern candidates, then CIP takes care of the payroll administration, workers' compensation, and tax reporting : Contract Interns
Part-time student worker during school or summer? These jobs are not necessarily related to an area of study but are a real need for you. Post your job through this group: Student Employment
The University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office provides IP management and commercialization support to researchers at CU and serves as a liaison for industry partners interested in licensing and commercializing CU technologies.
CU-Boulder has many areas of specialty. Below are links to just a few. We will help connect you to these and any other areas of interest.
Aerospace Engineering and Space Science - Several campus units are national leaders in these fields. The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is considered by some to be the premier space research lab in the country,has been involved in space missions since the 1960's, and works with both private and federal partners. CU-Boulder’s AeroSpace Ventures is a collaboration among aerospace engineering and Earth and space science faculty, students, government labs, and industrial researchers working together to bring innovative aerospace solutions to society’s most complex problems.
BioTechnology - The CU Biofrontiers Institute is creating collaborations among the university's most talented faculty in chemical and biological engineering, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; neuroscience; medicine; and biophysics to advance human health and fuel the growth of Colorado's biotech industry. 19 new start-up businesses have been formed in the past 5 years.
Business - the Leeds School of Business is devoted to producing innovative, principled business leaders who are equipped to drive value, graduates who possess the analytical abilities and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace, and students who are nurtured in academic programs by top-tier faculty and staff. See the Leeds Concierge for ways to work directly with the school.
Renewable Energy - CU Cleantech, part of the Dening Center for Entrepreneurship in the Leeds School of Business, builds upon the university's leadership in clean technology and energy research and commercialization. A public/private partnership, the organization was founded to position CU Boulder as the main regional hub of innovation and commercialization within the cleantech ecosystem.
Engineering - The College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder is a tier-one professional school—one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation. Click here for research summary information.
The Office of Industry Collaboration believes in a structured, yet flexible, approach to supporting projects. The most important element is to have a good understanding, prior to starting, of the type of support needed so that we go down the right path.
Get you to the right person, or group of people, to support your needs.
When the need is sponsored research or services, the Office of Industry Collaboration stays engaged todetermine the exact needs, any special circumstances, and the time frame. Work together on a detailed Statement of Work and then prepare the appropriate level of proposal for the work.
Once confirmed for selection, we want to work quickly through the contracting process. Use of standard templates can save time as can the development of master agreements. It is helpful for the industry technical contact to stay engaged with your own legal counsel to keep the process moving forward. The Industry Office will monitor this process.
Working in accordance with the SOW, keeping communication lines open, and adapting to changes all happen during this stage. The Industry Office will stay engaged as needed and is always available to support the industry or researcher.
Upon delivery, we will confirm satisfaction and determine what comes next. Your feedback is always appreciated.