CU Boulder SBIR Week 2021

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.

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Dual Purpose High Performance Running and Cycling Shoe

Jan. 19, 2021

A running and cycling shoe providing the stiffness and the cleat platform needed for high performance cycling while also providing the midsole cushioning, flexibility, and rigidity needed for high performance running.

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Thermoradiative Power Converter

Dec. 14, 2020

Dr. Garret Moddel at has invented a method to harvest energy from an ambient temperature source.

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SBIR Week 2021

Dec. 8, 2020

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants make up one of the key ways that university spinouts and innovation firms fund early-development and commercialization of their technologies. To highlight the strategic use of this program Venture Partners has partnered with CU Boulder's Center for Translational Research to host a dynamic, week-long...

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Novel Inhibitors of PARP1/2: A Promising Treatment Approach for BRCA-Negative Cancers, Vascular Disease, and Neurodegeneration

Nov. 25, 2020

Novel PARP1/2 inhibitor compounds that interact with the HPF1 part of the PARP active site to form more stable and effective inhibitors can be used for treating cancer, neurotoxicity and vascular disease.

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Synthesis and Assembly of Clickable Microgels into Cell-Laden Porous Scaffolds

Nov. 25, 2020

The facile nature of assembly allows for primary cells, stem cells, or cell lines to be incorporated throughout the porous scaffold. Each microgel can be loaded with proteins or small molecules for localized delivery at defined concentrations.

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Remoldable, Recyclable, and Repairable Thiol-Thioester Polymer Networks

Oct. 22, 2020

Distinguished Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Christopher Bowman’s research group has designed a novel thiol-thioester covalent adaptable networks (CANs), which can be seamlessly incorporated into mature polymerization procedures.


Method for Fabricating Corrugated Gate Dielectric-Semiconductor Interface Transistor

Sept. 24, 2020

Today’s trend in semiconductor chip manufacturing involves the miniaturization of transistors and increasing the density of transistors per integrated circuit. Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a corrugated gate dielectric-semiconductor interface that can be easily incorporated into the existing semiconductor manufacturing technology to improve the transistor device performance.

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Additive for Cryopreservation of Solid Media

Sept. 24, 2020

Concrete exposed to cyclic freezing and thawing temperatures is susceptible to damage. Researchers at CU Boulder found that PEG-PVA provided freeze-thaw resistance comparable to air-entrained concrete with a hardened state air content less than 3%. The low air content suggests that the freeze-thaw resistance could be attributed to something other than an entrained air system.