Research & Innovation Office eNews

A monthly snapshot of the latest CU Boulder research news, collaborations, events, and engagement opportunities for prospective partners in a wide range of industries. 

May 2017

Space antennas

CU Boulder, Harris combine forces to boost research in space antennas, radar, universal exploration and more

CU Boulder and Harris Corporation have announced a new master research agreement to further mutual interests in analytical instrumentation, space antennas, space payloads and electronics, radar, universe exploration and other capabilities.Read more »
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

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 »

Seven CU Boulder research teams receive commercialization grants

Six of the seven awards are funded by the Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) program, administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade with the support of Colorado Advanced Industry trade associations and the state’s Economic Development Commission.Read more »
QB50 cubesat

Student-built QB50 microsatellite launches from Cape Canaveral

The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It is part of the European Union sponsored QB50 project to deploy a network of miniaturized satellites to study part of Earth’s atmosphere.Read more »
JILA winners

Colorado labs had hefty economic impact in 2016

Federally-funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state's economy in 2016 and supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.Read more »