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Meet the Venture Partners Team: Stephen Miller

April 25, 2021

Say hello to Director of Venture Development Stephen Miller, who has been a member of the Venture Partners team for the past three years. He helps accelerate our faculty startups by connecting them with mentors, resources and capital and and launched Destination Startup, a regional event that showcases the best companies from our innovation ecosystem to investors.


TissueForm: Next Generation Biomaterials

March 23, 2021

Born out of the Neu Soft Tissue Bioengineering Lab at CU Boulder, TissueForm supplies natural replacement biomaterials to the next generation of implantable medical devices to positively impact patients suffering from tissue loss due to disease, damage, or aging. The biomedical technology company is focusing on the pathway to commercialize its first product, NatruDerme, looking to raise seed financing alongside non-dilutive federal and state grants to enable critical FDA-pathway defined manufacturing and pre-clinical studies.

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Magnetic Buoyancy Enhanced Electrolysis and Boiling

March 23, 2021

Researchers in the lab of Aerospace Engineering Professor Dr. Hanspeter Schaub, led by second year aerospace PhD Álvaro Romero-Calvo, have effectively utilized magnetic buoyancy to enhance electrolysis, boiling, and phase separation technologies in space. This team won a grant from Blue Origin wherein their apparatus will be sent into Space on a Blue Origin rocket for testing.

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Structured light velocimetry for sensing angular velocity

March 23, 2021

Researchers in Associate Professor Greg Rieker's lab are developing a machine learning-based signal processing scheme facilitates measuring the angular velocities in fluid flows using small particles that traverse beams of structured light.

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Meet the Venture Partners Team: Dipika Singh

March 22, 2021

Say hello to Senior Licensing Manager Dipika Singh, who has been a member of the Venture Partners team for the past five years. She oversees the management and commercialization of our biosciences intellectual property portfolio, and also leads our proof-of-concept funding program called the Lab Venture Challenge.

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Tougher, Healable Composites through Stress Relaxation at the Resin-Nanoparticle Interface

Feb. 22, 2021

Prof. Christopher Bowman’s research group has also employed a new set of dynamic covalent chemistry (DCC) to induce interfacial bond exchange resulting in stress relaxation on demand while retaining a strong, covalent chemical attachment between the matrix and filler phases.


“Click” Thermoplastic Polymers: An easier and more efficient method to make robust and recyclable thermoplastics

Feb. 22, 2021

Prof. Christopher Bowman’s group has developed a method for the generation of high molecular weight polymers in an efficient, rapid, and facile manner.

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NEW: Cleantech Executive Program

Feb. 18, 2021

Venture Partners' Cleantech Executive Program is for new technology companies commercializing Cleantech or Agtech products. The program helps new companies launch by pairing them with experienced business executives, who receive a stipend. Over 3-6 months, companies and executives collaborate on commercialization milestones such as product-market fit and commercial partnerships.

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In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): SBIR Week 2021

Feb. 3, 2021

From January 11-15, Venture Partners at CU Boulder kicked off our 2021 programming with SBIR Week, a mini-conference on the nuts and bolts of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants. Throughout the week over 200 lab scientists and faculty researchers joined us from universities across the Front Range (and some...


Increased Efficiency of Solid-State Photonic Up-Conversion

Jan. 20, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a method that increases the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Cooperative Energy Pooling (CEP) for photonic upconversion, which is a method where a material absorbs low-energy photons and emits photons of higher energy.