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Posted by CO-LABS Board Chair, Dr. Alan Rudolph. He is the VP of Research at Colorado State University. 

It’s been a historic year for CSU discovery and innovation, with research expenditures reaching nearly $400 million in Fiscal Year 2019.

Behind the record-setting research numbers of the last two years are numerous stories of people, passionate in their pursuit of knowledge and the impact it can bring, who understand the power of communicating that across Colorado and around the globe. The translation of our ideas into practice continues to make significant contributions to our ever-increasing desire to understand and make impacts in the lives of the people of the world.

Our research and innovation enterprise is driven by the enormous opportunities and challenges we face as well as the land-grant ethos at Colorado State. We thrive because we engage in important dialogues and collaborate across disciplines and languages, creating networks of innovation, on campus and beyond. Our enterprise includes undergraduate and post-graduate students, faculty, staff and research leadership in the university. Their work contributes to a rich fabric of ideas and their application through discovery and innovation.  At the heart of many of these important applications are discoveries in basic research that CSU makes every day.

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