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Physics Professors Margaret Murnane, right, and Henry Kapteyn of JILA with a laser apparatus in their laboratory on campus on Aug. 25, 2010.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 28, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies—three from the University of Colorado Boulder—that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.Read more »
Apple orchard

Research seed grant program impacts campus with $1.1 million in funding

April 26, 2017

The CU Boulder Innovative Seed Grant Program (ISGP), now in its 11th year, recently announced more than $1.1 million in seed funding through 23 grants, with a focus on interdisciplinary ventures that take investigators in high-risk, high-reward directions.Read more »
Gene therapy

Researchers partner to develop switch for turning genes on or off

April 18, 2017

One day, next-generation gene therapies could be used to nudge the body’s own cells to make those proteins at precisely the right time and in just the right amount. CU Boulder biochemistry professor Robert Batey and Alexandria Forbes, Ph.D., founder and CEO of New York-based biotech firm MeiraGTx, are teaming up to explore how to do it.Read more »
NVC winners

Sports film-editing software, adjustable prosthesis socket among NVC 9 Championship winners

April 17, 2017

The NVC, now in its ninth year, highlights aspiring CU Boulder entrepreneurs and offers students, faculty and staff a chance to conceptualize, design and pitch innovative ideas with support and mentorship from industry partners such as the Caruso Foundation and the Anchor Point Foundation.Read more »

Small Business Forum: Identifying industry needs in the aerospace and defense sectors

April 17, 2017

As part of an effort to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and collaborative output of partnerships between CU Boulder’s nationally-ranked aerospace programs and small companies in Colorado serving the aerospace and defense sectors, the university held its first Small Business Forum on March 16.Read more »

Researchers assist in developing new FCC portal to benefit wireless innovators across U.S.

April 15, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of only two academic institutions to contribute expertise, testing and refinements to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC's) newly-launched, experimental licensing system for wireless research.Read more »
Abby Benson

Abby Benson seeks new synergies in AeroSpace Ventures, Industry Collaboration teams

April 14, 2017

Benson, who has served as executive director of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) since 2016, will provide seasoned leadership for both ASV and the Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC) in their respective missions.Read more »

Listening in on the early universe from the far side of the moon

March 28, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5-million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursue the construction of astronomical observatories on the moon.Read more »
SpaceX launch

Students play key biomedical research role in SpaceX launch

Students played significant roles in the February 19 launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads—one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart dangerous infections like MRSA, another to help increase the proliferation of stem cells in space, a potential boon for biomedical therapy on Earth.Read more »
Research computing

Engineers, computer scientists team up to improve particle simulations

The flow and movement of individual solid particles—be it grains of lunar dust or the powdered contents of a medication—holds tremendous research value for scientists in a variety of fields. Now, a $3 million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) will allow University of Colorado Boulder researchers to simulate particle behavior to a greater degree than ever before.Read more »