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Astronomical achievements: On its way to outer space Ball Aerospace launched CU’s entrepreneurial engine

Sept. 28, 2023

Venture Partners at CU Boulder—CU Boulder and Ball Aerospace have been collaborating for decades to solve mysteries of the universe. That partnership was also the university’s first commercial spin-off and it greased the gears of an entrepreneurial engine that continues to power innovation within the university and far beyond.

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CU Boulder Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces first external advisory board

Sept. 19, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces its inaugural External Advisory Board. The board will integrate industry leaders poised to support and help shape the university's future of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Colorado Law’s new Access to Justice Innovation Lab

Sept. 19, 2023

Law School—Most Americans will face legal issues at some point. Yet, across the nation, a persistent access to justice gap exists. Individuals with significant financial resources are often the only people who can hire attorneys, and many people struggle to access a lawyer. Professor Staci Pratt wants to empower her students to be part of the access to justice solution.

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CU Boulder and CSU: Rivals on the field, partners in innovation

Sept. 14, 2023

CU Boulder Today—While Buffs and Rams gear up for the best in-state football rivalry going, the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Sept. 16, it’s a good time to reflect on the incredible work both institutions do to solve an array of global and local challenges.

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How to build a climate-friendly skyscraper: start small, petri-dish small

Sept. 14, 2023

Forbes—Prometheus Materials, a CU Boulder spinout, has a solution for replacing one of the biggest contributors of greenhouse gasses, financial backing from Microsoft and an aggressive plan to scale up quickly.

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Luke Bille on the impact of the Deming Center and New Venture Challenge

Sept. 14, 2023

Leeds School of Business—New Venture Challenge (NVC) allows teams to create real-life impact and get the funding they need for any entrepreneurial endeavor. Luke used the opportunity NVC provided and the mentorship opportunities from the Deming Center to co-founded Climate Scaping on a mission to replace grass yards that waste a lot of water with more eco-friendly options.

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National Academy of Inventors announces University of Colorado is #14 on the Top 100 US Universities List

Sept. 12, 2023

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)—The Top 100 U.S. Universities List is an annual ranking created to highlight and celebrate US universities that play a large role in advancing innovation and invention in the nation.

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Icarus Quantum's disruptive technology provides crucial step toward scalable quantum networks

Sept. 8, 2023

Duality Accelerator—The first stage in creating a scalable quantum network requires the consistent generation of photons, the smallest possible quantum of light. Where do these photons come from? If you ask Poolad Imany, founder and CEO of CU Boulder startup Icarus Quantum, he’d say from devices developed by his company.

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Empowering the American Dream: Fangarde’s battle against soaring ticket resale prices

Aug. 31, 2023

Leeds School of Business—To address rising concert ticket resale prices, David Banda and John Hau started Fangarde, a new ticketing software focused on providing control of the secondary ticket market, where re-sellers sell their ticket. The start-up emerged from the New Venture Launch Class run by Faculty Director Brad Werner.

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Tiny, shape-shifting robot can squish itself into tight spaces

Aug. 30, 2023

CU Boulder Today—The Compliant Legged Articulated Robotic Insect (CLARI) comes from a team of engineers at CU Boulder. The little, squishable robot that can passively change its shape to squeeze through narrow gaps—with a bit of inspiration from the world of bugs. Ultimately, the team wants to develop shape-changing robots that can move through a complex, natural space—in which the machines will need to bounce off obstacles like trees or even blades of grass or push through the cracks between rocks and keep going.