Technical Proceedings of the 2008 Clean Technology Conference and Trade Show

Clean Technology 2008

Chapter 1: Bio Energy Fuels, Novel Sources & Policy

Authors:
A. Peters
Affilation:
University of Colorado at Boulder, US
Pages:
72 - 75
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.
The Opportunity Continuum: University-Industry Partnerships for Cleantech Investment
ISBN:
1-4200-8502-0
Pages:
724