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VitriVax announces Series A financing to further demonstrate feasibility of its thermostable, single-dose vaccine technology, aiming to make life-saving biologics widely accessible to underserved populations globally

July 7, 2021

VitriVax, a CU Boulder spinout that is a developer of a novel stabilization and delivery platform for vaccines and therapeutics, today announced it has closed its first institutional financing round with Adjuvant Capital. VitraVax's Atomic Layering Thermostable Antigen and Adjuvant (ALTA™) technology platform is designed to enable the development of vaccines that can be transported and stored without complex refrigeration and temperature monitoring requirements.

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Innovation Buffs program seeks staff with ideas for improving workplace diversity

July 1, 2021

After taking a hiatus during the pandemic, Innovation Buffs is kicking off its third year later this month with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Innovation Buffs enables university staff members to team up with colleagues to identify problems and potential solutions.

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CU Boulder Featured: In the NIL arms race, some schools are going the extra mile to help their athletes

July 1, 2021

Any athlete has the option to participate in CU Boulder's Buffs With a Brand program, which was officially announced in June 2020 and began last August. The nearly 20 Buffs who took part in the pilot year met for sessions—over Zoom because of COVID-19 restrictions—for around two hours each month. The first hour was often spent on lessons in business fundamentals from Erick Mueller, executive director for the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, followed by entrepreneurship group sessions and workshops highlighted by guest speakers.

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University of Colorado Boulder Named Finalist for 2021 APLU Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities Awards

June 29, 2021

University of Colorado Boulder is a finalist for the IEP Innovation Award, recognizing exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology-based economic development.

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New online hub provides BIPOC-centered diversity resources for the research & innovation community

June 16, 2021

A broad, inclusive group originating in CU Boulder research institutes has developed an online diversity hub offering campus and community resources focused on connecting and supporting Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) and other underserved members of our research and innovation community.

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Keyser and Rao win funding for cellular agriculture advocacy and research

June 15, 2021

Members of the Boulder Alt. Protein Project are the recipients of two awards for their research and community impact in the field of cellular agriculture, which may one day revolutionize how meat is produced for human consumption.

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With her brand Past Life the Collective, Berkley Gamble is showing that sustainability is in fashion

June 7, 2021

Throughout her youth as an athlete, Berkley Gamble (Comm’16) wore her soccer uniform with pride. It showed people what she cared about and stood for: determination, sportsmanship and teamwork. Today, Gamble’s self-expression is rooted in a different type of clothing: her brand Past Life the Collective, “a sustainable, small batch label for those who speak the truth, walk their own path and raise hell.”

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From MSE grad student to entrepreneur: Alumnus Nicholas Kellaris

June 7, 2021

Nicholas Kellaris (MatSci’20) is the Director of Research at Artimus Robotics, where he focuses on studying and improving electrohydraulic actuators—devices that convert stimulus into movement—and conducts research into the materials systems from which they are built.

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'Buffs With A Brand' Wraps Up First Year, Readies For NIL Changes Ahead

June 7, 2021

In May, approximately 20 Buffs student-athletes wrapped up the inaugural year of "Buffs With a Brand," a groundbreaking program designed to help them maximize their personal brands. The student-athletes finished the year by presenting final projects that consisted of either a compilation of the information and skills they developed over the year, or a "Shark Tank"-style presentation of a "business" they created in the class.

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Monetizing Covid: Solutions get booster shot at universities

June 1, 2021

New ways to fight the economic and social devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being born and raised at universities in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado. Technology-transfer and accelerator entities at the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University in Fort Collins are helping them get the entrepreneurial support they need to hasten them to market.