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Innovation begins with a bright idea…

But even the brightest idea isn’t guaranteed success.
That’s why we exist.
We provide the environment for ideas to grow,
engage the resources for ideas to evolve,
and develop the partnerships for ideas to become a force.

Simply put, we roll up our sleeves and help bright ideas become great innovations.
Innovations that help the world become a better place.

CSU Ventures is dedicated to the business of technology transfer and commercialization at Colorado State University. We bring innovations and technologies discovered at CSU into the marketplace for the benefit of society.

Expertise in intellectual property, licensing, partnership-building, and entrepreneurship. We protect, manage and transfer CSU innovations by connecting individuals and companies with University researchers.

CSU Ventures serves as a resource not only to CSU faculty and researchers, but also to industry, entrepreneurs, and investors seeking to further research or commercialize a technology. This results in new products, businesses, and jobs that positively impact economic growth for Colorado and society as a whole.

As an affiliate of a renowned land-grant institution, we strive to put the results of CSU’s academic research to use, and ensure that these innovations impact people’s lives locally, nationally, and globally. We accomplish this by:

  • Connecting industry partners to CSU researchers
  • Linking investors and entrepreneurs with researchers who have startup potential
  • Pairing researchers with industry partners and other resources to ensure their success.

 

Got questions? Feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members. We look forward to working with you.