Economic summit: COVID-era Boulder remains innovation hotspot

Oct. 16, 2020

CU Boulder vice chancellor for research and innovation Terri Fiez said, “the composition of the community is very unique” — a blend of innovative startups, an entrepreneurial ethos, and the presence of national labs, large technology companies and a world class research university.

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Innovative new leadership center blends research with programming

Oct. 15, 2020

The innovative Center for Leadership pulls 22 leadership programs together on the CU Boulder campus and adds a new leadership research element run by Stefanie Johnson, associate professor of Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics in the Leeds School of Business.

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Undergrad Andrew Ferraro makes Colorado Inno's 2020 Under 25 List

Oct. 12, 2020

The CU Boulder undergrad has been an entrepreneur since 2011, founding and running a variety of businesses to profit. He founded Exchanging303, a premium clothing reseller, and Flippers, a business buying, fixing and reselling cracked iPhones. He has interned at Northwestern Mutual and Boulder’s Boomtown Accelerators and is now a venture intern at Denver’s Stout Street Capital.

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Streamlined Research & Innovation Week goes virtual Oct. 12-16

Oct. 6, 2020

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) invites students, faculty, staff and the community to join Research & Innovation Week, Oct. 12–16. The 2020 streamlined edition will feature three virtual events that you’ll only be able to find at CU Boulder.

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Artimus Robotics closes series seed investment round from Heroic Ventures and Hunt Technology Ventures

Sept. 30, 2020

“This investment and grant capital is critical for our operations through 2021 and will allow us to further develop and harden our HASEL technology while demonstrating intelligent motion solutions in customer driven applications,” said CEO Dr. Tim Morrissey.

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Spinout Aspero Medical to further develop product lines with new hires and funding from NSF and NIH

Sept. 30, 2020

The company was recently awarded $225,000 through the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and $310,000 through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These awards will allow the company to further technologies in the field of gastroenterology, specifically their C-Tube product line that incorporates proprietary Pillar™ micro-texture technology.

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PhET founder and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman awarded $4 million Yidan Prize for Education Research

Sept. 30, 2020

Wieman, a former 25-year physics professor at CU Boulder and current Stanford physics professor, was the founder of CU Boulder’s award-winning PhET Interactive Simulations project. Working with Kathy Perkins, director of PhET and a faculty member in CU Boulder’s Department of Physics, Wieman will use the prize money to support PhET’s mission to advance STEM education globally.

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Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurial Solutions 2020

Sept. 29, 2020

For MBA students looking for an unconventional internship alternative, Entrepreneurial Solutions (ES) provides students at Leeds School of Business with the opportunity to start their own consulting business.

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Joint CU Boulder-CSU spinoff company New Iridium seeks to build a better way to make COVID-19 drug, using light

Sept. 25, 2020

Colorado State University chemistry professor Garrett Miyake began his work on these processes when he was on the faculty at the CU Boulder where Chern-Hooi Lim (now New Iridium CEO) was a post-doctoral researcher in his lab. The technology being used now is jointly owned by CSU and CU and is undergoing review for a patent.

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Three winning groups of undergraduates recognized by the SKO Together Challenge for their creativity in trying to come up with ways to adjust to life during the pandemic.

Sept. 25, 2020

Each team was given $1,500 to launch their ideas, allowing them to turn their plans into reality.