Colorado State University Innovation Symposium to Illustrate How to Transform Research into Commercial Products

CSU Ventures and Colorado State University will host the Innovation Symposium April 12 at Rocky Mountain Innosphere to demonstrate how to transform research into a commercial product.

The symposium will be held 4-7 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere building, 320 E. Vine Drive. Space is limited, so registration is required by April 1 at or by calling (970) 491-7100.

Speakers include faculty members who have started companies and commercialization experts:

• Ken Reardon, professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
• Melissa Reynolds, assistant professor, Chemistry
• Amy Prieto, associate professor, Chemistry
• Greg Graff, associate professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
• Todd Headley, president, CSU Ventures
• Mike Freeman, CEO, Rocky Mountain Innosphere

The symposium will include poster sessions that highlight cutting-edge research at the university and discussions about the innovative nature of northern Colorado.

Students may also present their research at the event. All projects must demonstrate innovation and contain commercial potential. Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Steve Foster at by March 29.

For more than 50 years, CSU Ventures and the Colorado State University Research Foundation have assisted faculty with the process of transferring new discoveries into the marketplace beyond the university setting. CSU Ventures helps transfer the commercial rights of these innovations to the private sector and assists researchers with the creation of startup companies.