Explore the latest news about Venture Partners at CU Boulder and keep up to date on the impact CU's startups and technologies are making.

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A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

Aug. 2, 2019

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by CU Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels. Venture Partners helped to file the patent on the innovation.

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CU Boulder spinout Inscripta featured in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

July 30, 2019

Inscripta gave its first public presentation at the 2019 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) conference in New York City, where the company offered a peek into their progress toward making “the world’s first scalable platform for benchtop digital genome engineering.”

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Self-healing, fully-recyclable electronic skin has new applications

July 15, 2019

This technology is being developed by CU Boulder Associate Professor Jianliang Xiao of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with Professor Wei Zhang of the Department of Chemistry. Their completely recyclable, self-healing e-skin may one day lead to improvements in human health, robotics, prosthetics and beyond.

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Venture Partners featured in Tech Transfer Central article about startups & industry partnerships

July 8, 2019

The article, 'Universities find a fertile source of industry partnerships: Their own start-ups,' appeared in the June 2019 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor.

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CU Boulder spinout OnKure Therapeutics enrolls first cancer patient in clinical trial

June 21, 2019

A new drug therapy for cancer treatment, spun out of research performed in a CU Boulder biochemistry lab, may provide better results for patients with solid cancers and hematologic cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

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Sixteen CU Boulder and CSU startups engage in customer discovery at inaugural Research-to-Market program

June 19, 2019

The inaugural Research-to-Market (R2M) program—hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder—guided researchers-turned-startup founders through the iterative process of finding a product-market fit and refining a value proposition for their respective technologies.

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University spinout Aspero Medical prototyping robots that may one day perform colonoscopies

May 28, 2019

Associate Mechanical Engineering Professor Mark Rentschler, founder and CEO of CU Boulder spinout Aspero Medical, and his research colleagues are prototyping Endoculus, their gastro-intestinal exploring robot.

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CU Boulder spinoff Orbital Micro Systems to cover the globe with a constellation of weather satellites

May 15, 2019

Last month, researchers at CU Boulder saw the fruits of their labors launch aboard a new satellite. That satellite is the first in a planned fleet of Earth-orbiters that the team says will one day record weather data at every point on the globe every 15 minutes.

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Solid Power, CU Boulder spinoff, forms partnership with Ford Motor Co. to further develop batteries for next-gen electric vehicles

May 13, 2019

Ford Motor Co. is the most recent company to invest in Solid Power, a CU Boulder spinoff based in Louisville, CO that develops solid-state batteries.


National Science Foundation awards CU Boulder spinoff Stateless $750k

April 26, 2019

The grant from the NSF will help Stateless, a "network-as-a-service" company, further scale its research and development efforts.