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CU Boulder spinouts and technologies receive $642,000 in Advanced Industries Grants

Nov. 19, 2020

Two CU Boulder spinouts and one technology were among 37 Colorado startups approved for funding as part of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)’s Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program. The awards went to Darwin Biosciences, Think Biosciences and assistant mechanical engineering professor Carson Bruns.

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Techstars’ partnership with CU Boulder gives students and startups a leg up

Nov. 11, 2020

Techstars’ entrepreneurs and alumni who are admitted to the Leeds MBA program, may participate in independent study with the potential to earn up to 6 credit hours based on specific criteria developed by Leeds faculty and as permitted by the program.

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Investor Karen Crofton joins college entrepreneurship team

Oct. 23, 2020

The College of Engineering and Applied Science welcomes the newest member of its engineering entrepreneurship team, Entrepreneur-in-Residence Karen Crofton. Crofton provides leadership insights and mentoring in engineering capstone courses and advises engineering students through all phases of their entrepreneurial pursuits, from idea validation and prototyping to market readiness and attracting seed investment.

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New technology diagnoses sickle cell disease in record time

Oct. 21, 2020

Diseases of the blood, like sickle cell disease, have traditionally taken at least a full day, tedious lab work and expensive equipment to diagnose, but researchers have developed a way to diagnose these conditions with greater precision in only one minute.


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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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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Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

In an unprecedented year with distinct economic challenges, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship's Executive Director Erick Mueller hits the virtual road to support rural Colorado businesses through this unusual time.

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New COVID-19 test returns results in 45 minutes, without nasal swab

July 27, 2020

Darwin Biosciences, CU Boulder spinoff and creator of the Sick Stick, have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes. Such a test might eventually be deployable in community settings like schools and factories, and efforts are underway to conduct further validation tests and seek regulatory approval.

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Idea Forge machine shop coordinator puts his sewing skills to the test

July 9, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, Greg Potts, Idea Forge machine shop coordinator, joined many others in pursuing a new hobby: mask-making. He has made over 250 masks and plans to sew at least 100 more.