CO-LABS Partner Events

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    NOAA Innovator Series

    Ongoing, 2020


    The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office and the NOAA Central Library teamed up to organize a brown bag series that features NOAA and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded technologies


    The NOAA Central Library Brown Bag program provides an educational forum (hosting over 900 presentations since 1992) for the presentation of ideas, research updates and share news in support of NOAA's mission: to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

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    21st Century Energy Transition Symposium

    2020 webinars

    (In-person event rescheduled to

    May 4 & 5, 2021


    This annual event offers a wide range of science, industry leadership, best practices, common sense regulations and policy implications across a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability issues.

    In lieu of 2020 event, the Collaboratory will be hosting several webinars starting in July. More info.

    Co-hosts:  The four entities that make up the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory which include University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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    NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Annual Conference

    Ongoing, 2020


    The GMAC has become the eGMAC:  virtual sessions on recent observations concerning trace gases, aerosols, radiation, ozone, and climate forcing and to provide a forum in which these observations can be relayed and discussed. 


    The eGMAC virtual seminar series will be in June, July, and early August of 2020 with various topics of interest to our scientific community. Each session will be ~1.5 to 2 hours long.


    The sessions include observations related to these themes by both independent and cooperative investigators, and other national and international programs. 

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    NCAR Explorer Series

    Ongoing, 2020


    Get the inside scoop on our science from National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists. 


    Next Up: Find out what's in the air we breathe, how far it travels, and what we know and don't know about the origin of Front Range pollution.  The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) uses aircraft, mobile radars, balloon-mounted sensors, and complex computer simulations to measure local air pollution. 

    Learn more about the NCAR Explorer Series - lectures to learn about the advances our scientists are making in areas of study that stretch from the Earth's oceans, forests, and cities up through the layers of the atmosphere and into the scorching swirls of plasma on the Sun. 

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    C-Level @ Mile High

    July 30, 2020


    C-Level @ A Mile High Is Going Virtual! From our friends at the Colorado Technology Association this year's event will include:

    • An #AI-powered matchmaking platform that pairs attendees

    • Pitch rooms to meet Celebrities, hear about their projects and ask questions

    • Speed networking

    • Peer-to-peer networking rooms

    • The opportunity to support CTA's largest annual fundraiser 

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    Colorado Manufacturing Awards

    Online August 6, 2020


    The 5th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards recognize excellence and innovation across the region’s manufacturing industries and economy. 

    The CMA program brings together business leaders in a celebration of the modern manufacturing economy — a multi-industry, consumer and technology-driven sector reshaping America’s rich industrial legacy. Finalists and winners are selected in 11 distinct manufacturing industries.

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    36th Annual Space Symposium

    Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2020

    Colorado Springs

    (Originally planned for March 30 - April 2) The Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the “must attend” opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space.

    Space Symposium attendees consistently represent all sectors of the space community from multiple spacefaring nations: space agencies; commercial space businesses and associated subcontractors; military, national security and intelligence organizations; cyber security organizations; federal and state government agencies and organizations; research and development facilities; think tanks; educational institutions; space entrepreneurs and private space travel providers and more.

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    2020 Colorado Science & Engineering Fair

    Virtual April 2, 2020

    The 2020 Colorado Science and Engineering Fair was all virtual this year.


    The Colorado State Science Fair, Inc. honors excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; providing opportunities for students from all regions of the state to create and present their research.

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    Industry Growth Forum

    Virtual Event

    April 29 - 30, 2020

    In its 25th year, the Industry Growth Forum (IGF) is the premier event for cleantech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts from industry and the public sector to build relationships, showcase innovative technologies, and identify disruptive business solutions.


    UPDATE April 30: Three Entrepreneurs Awarded Top Honors at This Year's Online Event


     Among them will be 40 of the most promising start-up companies from the United States and countries around the world that will present their cleantech innovations to potential investors and industry experts.

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    EarthX 2020

    All Virtual Event - FREE

    October 22, 2020

    FREE 50th Anniversary celebration of EarthDay.


    The EarthxConference is a series of conferences that convene for the purpose of cultivating relationships and forming partnerships between mission-driven advocates, investors, accelerators, researchers and other concerned world citizens. The conference goals are to educate, promote and instigate activities that sustain environmental initiatives with a substantial, positive impact on all living things and on our planet.

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    CUblitz Quantum Explorations Event



    CUblitz will feature presentations from CU Boulder researchers in the quantum field. CUblitz is a prime opportunity to learn about ongoing quantum research and network with potential collaborators. All quantum researchers are invited to present and anyone who is interested is invited to attend.

    CUblitz will feature Quantum Explorations in Science & Technology (QuEST) seed grant recipients, who will provide updates on quantum projects. The goal of the blitz is to foster trans- and multi-disciplinary partnerships to maximize CU Boulder’s quantum research potential. Time will be allocated for Q&A and networking.

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    The Hydrogen Economy

    March 19, 2020

    7:30 - 10:00 am


    Join CCIA, NREL and Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP for the first Energy Connections breakfast of the year. The topic for this event will be "The Hydrogen Economy". This panel will cover advancements in hydrogen across different sectors in Colorado.

    Register now to hear from our speakers on their research, business and achievements in hydrogen development.


    Keith Wipke, NREL
    Patrick Molloy, Rocky Mountain Institute
    Andrew Coors, Steelhead Composites

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    Boot Camp 2020



    Are you launching a new life sciences or cleantech company? Are you an entrepreneur looking to grow your knowledge of what it takes to make your new business succeed? Join Colorado BioScience Association for Boot Camp 2020: Business Essentials for Life Sciences and Cleantech Startups.


    This program will give you the tools and resources you need to successfully start your company.

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    Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors



    Regarding the Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements expected to be included in some RFPs beginning September 2020. Cybersecurity experts will lead workshop participants through the steps needed to comply with DFARS 7012 requirements, implement the 110 NIST SP 800-171 security controls, prepare for their CMMC audit, and manage cyber-related business risks.

    Note: Per DoD grant terms funding this workshop, this invitation is intended primarily for manufacturers currently in, or contemplating engagement in, the defense and aerospace supply chains.

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    Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Seminars

    Now all Virtual

    Multiple Dates 2020


    A range of presentations on scientific and research topics free and open to the public -  seminars will also be available via live webcast. Topics include Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance of Emerging Biotechnologies, Climate Change, Media Consumption and The Creative Industries, Guiding Ozone Layer Recovery with Effective Science and Policy on an International Scale, many more. 

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Dan Powers, Executive Director


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