CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.25 million in commercialization funding

CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.25 million in commercialization funding

Nov. 9, 2022

Twelve teams of University of Colorado faculty, researchers and graduate student innovators competed for a combined $1.25M in startup funding grants in this year’s Lab Venture Challenge. Judges from CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial network heard pitches in biosciences, physical sciences and engineering.

CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta announces $110M Series B to continue commercializing quantum technology products across the global ecosystem

CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta announces $110M Series B to continue commercializing quantum technology products

Nov. 1, 2022

A global quantum ecosystem leader, ColdQuanta's product portfolio for commercialization includes quantum computing, quantum algorithms, atomic clocks, sensors and components—all of which have a wide range of applications in communications, radio frequency (RF) technologies and more.

Arpeggio Biosciences raises $17M in Series A funding led by Builders VC

Arpeggio Biosciences raises $17M in Series A funding led by Builders VC

Sept. 7, 2022

Arpeggio’s technology isolates a drug’s effect on entire transcriptomes and has identified new modulators of hard-to-drug proteins like transcription factors. Funding was led by Builders VC and will support ongoing development of Arpeggio’s drug pipeline as well as its transcription-monitoring technologies.

ColdQuanta acquires Chicago-based quantum startup Super.tech

ColdQuanta acquires Chicago-based quantum startup Super.tech

Aug. 25, 2022

The merger is addressing pressing needs in quantum research for CU Boulder spinout ColdQuanta—as well as the quantum industry. Both companies are affiliates of Q-NEXT, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Quantum Information Science Research Center led by Argonne National Laboratory.

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

Cities of the future may be built with algae-grown limestone

June 23, 2022

Global cement production accounts for 7% of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Now, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a way to make cement production carbon neutral—and even carbon negative—by pulling carbon dioxide out of the air with the help of microalgae.

Methane: As concerns rise about this greenhouse gas, CU startup works to plug leaks

Methane: As concerns rise about this greenhouse gas, CU startup works to plug leaks

June 8, 2022

Scientists at LongPath Technologies, a startup spun out of CU Boulder, are using the company's Nobel Prize-winning tech to do what other technologies have struggled to do for years: detect natural gas, which is invisible to the eye, leaking from pipes in real time at oil and gas sites across Colorado.

Inaugural deep tech accelerator opens new doors and markets for campus startups

Inaugural deep tech accelerator opens new doors and markets for campus startups

June 7, 2022

Because breakthrough technology can be so substantial economically and socially (think sustainable energy, personalized medicine and quantum computing), the "deep tech" startup scene is rapidly growing—but it faces special challenges. The Ascent accelerator helps founders effectively address them.

Promising Venture Partners startups awarded $1.75 million in state commercialization grants

Promising CU Boulder startups awarded $1.75 million in state commercialization grants

May 24, 2022

Seven university startups were awarded $1.75M in early-stage capital and retention grants last week from the Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program.

CU Boulder and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

CU Boulder and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

May 17, 2022

Delegates from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology Innovation Office visited CU Boulder last week to begin talks for future collaborations. KTH identified Boulder, Colorado as an emerging hotspot for their program Brighter, which aims to support early startups seeking international expansion.

CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

Feb. 3, 2022

Seven university companies pitched to investors during the Pandemic Hyper-Accelerator for Science and Technology (PHAST) Demo Day on Jan. 25, hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder and Rockies Venture Club (RVC).

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