"These projects highlight the diversity and impact of the science and technology coming out of Colorado's research labs that make our state and the world a better place."
- Gov. John Hickenlooper
THIS YEAR'S WINNERS
Lyme Disease Prognosis
Metabolic biomarkers for improved diagnosis and prognosis of early Lyme disease
NREL's Nitrilation process
A sustainable, elegant solution to produce cost-competitive acrylonitrile
Ultrafast Imaging Team
Revolutionizing ultrafast and nanoscale imaging through the research and development of tabletop x-ray sources
Tickets cost $70
Master of Ceremonies:
Chief Innovation Officer, State of Colorado
Co-Founder, Denver Startup Week
This event serves as our annual fundraiser as well, so in combination with the inspiring projects and great networking attendees and sponsors are helping support CO-LABS' mission to nurture Colorado's ecosystem of research and technology innovation.
Honorable Mention To
Consumer Products' Emissions
Pioneering work on growing emissions from consumer products improves scientific understanding of air pollution and benefits environmental regulation and policy
“The CO-LABS Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research event was an outstanding
evening. Personally, it was a thrill to learn more about the world-changing
research that’s being conducted here in Colorado. Professionally, the opportunity to
meet and talk with such a broad cross-section of government, academic, and commercial
researchers and organizational leaders was extraordinary. CO-LABS’ annual
event is not to be missed!”
- Kevin Miller, High Precision Devices, Inc.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology & Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Executive Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) & President of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
2018 Keynote Presentation
CO-LABS is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the 2018 Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research will be Alice Jackson, President of Xcel Energy - Colorado. Alice will discuss the crucial and necessary partnerships between her company and several federally-funded research laboratories and institutes in the energy, weather, space weather and clean technologies realms.
For example, recall in 2014, the National Center for Atmospheric Research was a Governor's Awards winner for their Wind and Solar Power Forecasting System discoveries, which have been a resource for Xcel Energy's integration of renewable energy into the power grid. Come hear about such sophisticated partnerships that manifest scientific research into society!
Mrs. Jackson joined Xcel Energy in 2011 as regional vice president; she has a wealth of experience in managing government and stakeholder relations, as well as developing innovative products and services for customers. She is a self-described computer nerd, having spent 17 years in the energy industry working on innovative technologies.