Bringing Research and Business Together for Colorado


Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired was co-invented at NIST Boulder Labs, earning it an Emmy award in 1980.


CO-LABS advances awareness of Colorado’s federal research laboratories scientific resources and resulting research impacts. The CO-LABS consortium includes Colorado federal research laboratories, research universities, state and local governments, economic development organizations, private businesses and nonprofit organizations.   It conducts economic analysis, encourages technology collaboration and provides education programming.   Colorado’s research laboratories are often called upon to solve state, national, and global issues.  CO-LABS plays an important role in bringing together the collective research and development expertise from Colorado. 

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For more information, contact CO-LABS at:

Tel: 720-389-0455  

Email Executive Director Dan Powers:

Our offices are located at:

2440 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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