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Each year,  National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Industry Growth Forum recruits the most innovative, emerging clean energy start-up companies from across the globe to present to its investor base. Applicants range from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a renewable energy or energy efficiency technology solution. Since 2003, the companies have collectively raised over $6.4 Billion in growth financing. This year the Forum is May 9 -10, 2019. 

The Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to prepare, refine, and present their businesses to a wide range of investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe are encouraged to apply to present at the Industry Growth Forum. Thirty (30) companies are ultimately invited to present at the Industry Growth Forum.

Everette Joseph was named director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research today, following a rigorous international search. He joins NCAR from the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he is director of the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.

Joseph will assume his new post on February 4.

"Everette brings to NCAR his deep knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in the Earth system sciences and a record of building successful multidisciplinary programs," said Antonio Busalacchi, president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). “Everette’s vision and scientific leadership, deep appreciation of the future potential for NCAR, along with his longstanding commitment to diversity and education, will be great assets to NCAR and our extended community."

Dan Powers
November 21st, 2018

Dear CO-LABS members and friends,

On behalf of our Board of Directors during this week of Thanksgiving I wish to say Thank You! for your engagement, ideas and donations of time and/or money during this wonderful year of growth for CO-LABS. We have toured more than 25 research labs, spotlighted brilliant discoveries at the 10th Annual Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research event, arranged numerous small group conversations with elected officials, economic development leaders, and a wide spectrum of technologists and scientists - and expanded our presence to highlight how scientific research has benefits across society. 

CO-LABS Announces Winners of 2018 Governor's Awards
for High-Impact Research
Tenth Annual Event Honors Colorado’s Top Scientists and Engineers
for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society

DENVER, CO - September 15, 2018: CO-LABS has announced the four winners of the 2018 Governor's Award for High-Impact Research. Now in its 10th year, the event gathers scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials to celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs and institutions.   2018 WINNERS:    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Metabolic biomarkers for improved diagnosis and prognosis of early Lyme disease

The  National Science Foundation 2026 Idea Machine is a contest through which NSF seeks input on grand challenges or questions (i.e., Big Ideas) to inform its long-term planning. The contest invites the public and the scientific community to participate by submitting ideas and by commenting on other contestants’ ideas. The entries will be judged by STEM and STEM education research experts at multiple stages of the contest. In the end, NSF will award cash and other prizes for the best entries.

Participants can earn prizes and receive public recognition by suggesting the pressing research questions that need to be answered in the coming decade, the next set of “Big Ideas” for future investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's an opportunity for researchers, the public and other interested stakeholders to contribute to NSF's mission to support basic research and enable new discoveries that drive the U.S. economy, enhance national security and advance knowledge to sustain the country's global leadership in science and engineering.