2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

The Opportunity Continuum: University-Industry Partnerships for Cleantech Investment

A. Peters
University of Colorado at Boulder, US

Keywords:
university, investment, technology, commercialization, partnership

Abstract:
Research universities have tremendous potential to contribute to clean technology development—but traditional university practices rarely prioritize commercialization. CU-Boulder is pioneering an approach to move clean technologies along the “Opportunity Continuum,” from research idea to commercial venture. The Continuum highlights three key intervention points: (1) Early research; (2) Proof of concept; (3) Valley of Death. At each point, we identify interventions and partners for strategic investment. Using a combination of seed funding and business development support, we help new cleantech ideas move along the continuum to commercialization.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract