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Invention. Connection. Results

The Innovation Center of the Rockies (ICR) connects talent with opportunity. Our core skill is getting the right people in the room. The ICR works closely with the Tech Transfer Offices at the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Denver, the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University to understand the commercial potential of their inventions. The ICR also assists high potential early stage companies.

To support these efforts, we’ve developed a database of more than 1,500 advisors that we draw from to help local early stage companies and commercialize technology from the University of Colorado, the Colorado School of Mines, the University of Wyoming, the University of Denver and Colorado State University. If you think you have the right background, experience and interest to work with the next generation of companies, drop us an email with your resume.  We would like to speak with you. Example University Projects.

The Innovation Center of the Rockies works with local Universities to understand and develop viable pathways to market for their inventions. Our role is to recruit the business talent that can provide this guidance. Read More...


University Partners
CSUVentures Mines

Please click on the link below for a description of the example project: Full List of Example Projects...


Bacterial Agent Detection - Identify select bacterial agents and determine antibiotic resistance Protein Therapy & Cancer Cell Imaging Reagent Technology - Reagents for the intracellular delivery of imaging and/or therapeutic proteins, and detection of proteins

DiazaMED - Advanced Biocompatible Materials



Silicon Anodes for Next Generation Lithium Ion Batteries - Silicon anode design to increase charge capacity and cyclability of lithium ion batteries Flow Cytometry - High-throughput screening of algal photosynthetic efficiency, growth and lipid content BioSIPs - Wood replacement products from waste streams


Flash Sintering - Low Energy, Low Temperature Sintering of Ceramics LEAC Sensor - Multi-analyte optoelecronic sensing chip that detects the specific binding of target molecules to the upper cladding sensing region of a planar, dielectric waveguide Hollow Wave Guide Ringdown Spectroscopy- Uses a waveguide instead of actuators/modulation for increased sensitivity, selectivity, ruggedness and faster response times

IT (Hardware & Software)

Natural Language Processing - Computers understanding the meaning of naturally occurring speech and text EdTrex - Curriculum customization software Infrastructure Planning Support System- Software model that identifies climate risks to infrastructure, anticipates the cost of those risks and makes recommendations to reduce risks


Radar for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Detect the presence and range of one or more targets with collision avoidance capabilities    

Veterinary Science

Bean-Based Dog Food for Disease Prevention - Beans represent a novel dog food that provide an excellent source of protein, promote weight loss and have many disease fighting properties