December 14, 2022
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Twelfth Annual Event Honors Colorado’s Top Scientists and Engineers for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society!
This event spotlights the men and women creating our future through brilliant, "high impact" technological and engineering discoveries in Colorado among our dozens of federally-funded scientific research laboratories. Brilliant discoveries from the realms of clean energy chemistry, profound advances in disease diagnosis, astounding fundamental atomic physics shaping global nanotechnology, aerospace advancements informing our knowledge of the universe - our 12th Annual Awards event is not to be missed!
Come join the premier scientific research recognition event in Colorado with250+ researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials as we celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs and institutes.
This event also serves as our annual fundraiser, 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.
Outstanding Early Career Scientist
Lifetime Achievement Award
Technology Transfer Award
Pathfinding Partnerships Award
"The discoveries coming from Colorado's world-class federal laboratories are a national asset, providing crucial scientific insight that shapes new technologies, creates new companies and inform new policies guiding the future of our state, the country and the world. I congratulate the 2019 winners of the Governor's Awards for High Impact Research for their remarkable work revealing complex environmental forces affecting the health of our planet - their inspiring partnerships demonstrate how Colorado is a national model for sophisticated scientific achievement. I applaud CO-LABS for their mission to nurture and champion the important work of our innovation ecosystem, as these labs are making a safer, smarter and more sustainable world."
- Colorado Governor Jared Polis, speaking about the 2019 Awardees
"CO-LABS brings all these great laboratories together and what we're celebrating tonight is the wonderful science going on in our state. Being in Colorado, we all get along, we all come together, and we love to collaborate, and this differentiates us from many other states."
- Dr. Martin Keller, Director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Since 2009, CO-LABS has convened a special committee of academic researchers, technology transfer experts and science and engineering professionals to review nominations from Colorado’s labs. Through a thoughtful and thorough process this group selects projects that have had a significant global, national or state impact resulting from a scientific breakthrough, change in public policy or development of a new technology.
CO-LABS is a non-profit consortium of federal laboratories, research institutions, businesses and economic development organizations that provide financial and in-kind support for programs that promote the retention and expansion of Colorado scientific resources. Through events, economic analyses, strategic communications and networking activities we work to:
• PROMOTE Colorado as a global leader in research and technology
• EDUCATE the public about the labs’ impact and importance of sustained funding for research
• CONNECT the labs, universities and businesses to facilitate partnerships and technology transfer