The Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC) was formed in July 2013 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 and is a part of the Research & Innovation Office.

Purpose

  • Connect industry partners to CU Boulder resources
  • Connect CU Boulder researchers to industry partners
  • Engage throughout sponsored research and service project implementation and delivery

Process

  • Identify needs, capabilities and interest in partnering
  • Connect to the right person or group
  • Develop relationships according to individual needs
  • Monitor connection
  • Manage and grow relationship according to adjusting needs and objectives

Team
 

Bud Pope

Bud Pope

Program Manager
Office of Industry Collaboration
Support industry and faculty connections and facilitate development of relationships and projects. Focus Areas: Energy, Natural Resources, Geological Sciences, Remote Sensing, Geospatial Data & Analytics
bud.pope@colorado.edu     303-324-1431
Mike Traxler

Mike Traxler

Industry Program Manager
Office of Industry Collaboration
Support industry and faculty connections and facilitate development of relationships and projects. Focus Areas: Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing, Optics & Photonics, Supply Chain & Logistics
michael.traxler@colorado.edu     303-735-7886
Jenny Armendariz

Jennifer Armendariz

Professional Assistant
Office of Industry Collaboration • AeroSpace Ventures
Abby Benson

Abby Benson

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
Office of Industry Collaboration • AeroSpace Ventures
abby.benson@colorado.edu     303-492-3703
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Kristen Freaney

Project Manager
Office of Industry Collaboration • AeroSpace Ventures
kristen.freaney@colorado.edu     303-735-7887