Technology  November 29, 2013

Clusters of innovation

Hundreds of researchers and others work at Colorado and Wyoming university research clusters or institutes.

CU research institutes

Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society — ATLAS is an initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is “the enabling force.”

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Biofrontiers Institute — Works to leverage and expand Colorado’s leadership in biotechnology and its promise for human advancement.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science — Explores aspects of the Earth and searches for ways to understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our planet.

Institute for Behavioral Genetics — Conduct and facilitate research examining the genetic bases of individual differences in behavior.

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research — CU’s oldest institute focuses on polar and alpine regions, where effects of global change are especially pronounced, as well as environmental challenges that span local, regional and global scales.

Institute of Behavioral Science — Provides a setting for interdisciplinary, collaborative research on problems of societal concern.

Institute of Cognitive Science — Gained a reputation for the promotion of interdisciplinary research and training in cognitive science and applies theories on that subject to real-world problems.

JILA — Explores questions about quantum physics, the design of precision optical and X-ray lasers, the principles underlying the interaction of light and matter, and processes that have governed the universe for nearly 14 billion years.

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics — Focuses on the study of Earth’s atmosphere, the sun, and the solar system and is the world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute — A joint institute between the University of Colorado and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory addressing problems in energy.

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History — Contributes to knowledge of the natural world and the humanities through research, teaching, and public education.

CSU ‘superclusters’

Clean Energy and Cenergy — Works to enhance the ability of university scientists and business partners to speed clean and renewable energy research to the marketplace.

Cancer Research and NEOTrex — Dedicated to speeding the transition of life-saving cancer research from the academic world to the global marketplace.

Infectious Disease and MicroRX — A first-of-its-kind enterprise to speed the transition of life-saving research on infectious diseases from the academic world into the global marketplace.

University of Wyoming

Western Research Institute — Renowned for work in advanced energy systems, environmental technologies and highway materials research.

Hundreds of researchers and others work at Colorado and Wyoming university research clusters or institutes.

CU research institutes

Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society — ATLAS is an initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is “the enabling force.”

Biofrontiers Institute — Works to leverage and expand Colorado’s leadership in biotechnology and its promise for human advancement.

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science — Explores aspects of the Earth and searches for ways to understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our planet.

Institute for Behavioral Genetics — Conduct and facilitate research examining the genetic bases of…

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