Innovation Alive and Well in Fort Collins

Mar 2, 2012 | Innovation & Tech

Colorado State University Ventures held its annual Technology Transfer Awards Ceremony & Reception on Wednesday evening. To show my geek-envy, I refer to it as a “nerdapalooza.”

The evening was filled with remarkably brainy people being handed their patent plaques for technology they had developed and gotten patented.

Everybody loves the idea of “growing our own companies” and is charmed by “technology transfer.” They’re nice concepts but moving research from someone’s computer or lab bench into a commercially viable venture requires a lot of work and know-how. That’s where CSU Ventures comes in. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF). CSU Ventures’ job is to manage the technology transfer activities of CSU.

The awards event was very well done and a great reminder that we have a first-rate research university with first-rate researchers doing amazing things.

To get your geek on, you can go here to read more about this year’s honorees.