A leader in aerospace: CU innovation a highlight at 2022 Space Symposium

April 5, 2022

LASP, CU Boulder's largest space research institute, leads the nation in developing new technologies that underpin space-based climate research.


CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

Feb. 7, 2022

Seven teams pitched new startups after seven months of entrepreneurial training and guidance.

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Venture Partners 2021 Annual Report shows record-breaking results for CU Boulder innovations

Feb. 3, 2022

When it comes to translating ideas into impact at CU Boulder, the tangible results from 2021 are eye-popping, even record-breaking. Venture Partners at CU Boulder, the university’s commercialization arm, has documented this new level of performance in its 2021 Annual Report.

Graphic showing how a time lens can distinguish between two photons arriving at a detector close together. (Credit: Optica)

New quantum 'stopwatch' can improve imaging technologies

Aug. 30, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have designed one of the most precise stopwatches yet—not for timing Olympic sprinters and swimmers but for counting single photons, or the tiny packets of energy that make up light. Bowen Li, lead author of the new study, said that the research focuses on a widely-applied technology called time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC).

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Community Ownership and Values-Driven Investments: Local Leaders Envision a Better Boulder Economy

Aug. 20, 2021

CU Boulder professor Nathan Schneider, B Corp investment advisor Brian Lichtenheld and tech entrepreneur Quinn Antus recently led a community discussion as part of the Boulder Forum on Economy, Climate and Community. The third event in the six-part series focused on distributive and regenerative economy. The panelists presented their thoughts on how Boulder, and cities like it, can build a more just, equal and sustainable economy.

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Venture Partners featured in Daily Camera: When a big idea needs time, grant programs step in

Aug. 9, 2021

SBIR and STTR grants are highly competitive programs that encourage research by small U.S. businesses with the aim of putting innovative, profitable products on the market. The STTR program also requires small businesses to collaborate with nonprofit research institutions such as CU Boulder.

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Buff Innovator Insights podcast season 2 kicks off July 15

July 15, 2021

Season 2 of Buff Innovator Insights, a podcast from the Research & Innovation Office (RIO), launches on Thursday, July 15, with an episode featuring Dr. Reiland Rabaka, the inaugural director of the newly established Center for African and African American Studies (CAAAS).

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Expect fungi-based steak on your plate by 2022: CU Boulder spinout Meati raises $50 million

July 15, 2021

Meati uses the roots of mushrooms to produce whole cuts, like steak ready to slice on top of a salad or chicken breast breaded and fried as a sandwich. Much of the funds from its recent Series B will go toward completing construction on an 80,000-square-foot production plant, which will soon pump out millions of pounds of Meati in time for a commercial launch in 2022. Meati was founded in 2019 by Huggins and CTO Justin Whiteley, after meeting at CU Boulder while working toward their own PhDs.


CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta reaches quantum computer milestone by demonstrating immense scalability of ‘cold atom’ processor approach

July 7, 2021

The company revealed that it has been able to trap and address 100 qubits in a large, dense 2D cold atom array. This means, that the company's quantum computer (named Hilbert) will be among the most powerful in the world and will be deployed across a variety of verticals, including financial services, logistics and pharmaceutical drug discovery. “Our Cold Atom Method stands out among other modalities by demonstrating the potential for unmatched qubit scalability. We are on the brink of delivering a compelling platform and on the doorstep of commercialization,” said Paul Lipman, president of Quantum Computing at ColdQuanta.

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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.