CSU and industry partners focus their research collaborations on global challenges and speed technologies to market.
Technology transfer usually means taking an idea from a research laboratory, patenting the technology, and hopefully licensing the technology to a company. But, only two out of 100 patents recover their costs and find success in the marketplace. This one-way process is a technology looking for a market.
CSU's model involves a dynamic interplay between market opportunity and discovery. The College of Engineering embraces this model, and has been involved with commercialization originating in a number of ways due to our openness to a more dynamic and collaborative process:
If you are interested in commercialization, please contact Wade Troxell, associate dean for research & economic development.
Dupont & the Center for Contaminant Hydrology
CSU received patent and grant gifts from DuPont supporting the development and commercialization of an innovative process to clean contaminated soils.
Envirofit, a student and faculty-created non-profit corporation, disseminates technologies originated at CSU's Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory. Envirofit has developed a bolt-on, direct-injection retrofit kit for carbureted two-stroke engines that are major polluters in many Third World countries.
Solix Biofuels, Inc.
The startup company based in Boulder, is working with CSU engineers and the Engines &Energy Conversion Laboratory to commercialize technology that cheaply mass produces oil derived from algae and turns it into biodiesel.
Jmar Technologies Inc.
The laser technology developer, Jmar Technologies Inc. finalized a licensing agreement with Colorado State for the use of its discharge-pumped soft x-ray laser, developed at CSU's Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Science and Technology, an Engineering Research Center funded by the National Science Foundation.