November 12, 2019

5:00 - 9:00pm

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Eleventh Annual Event Honors Colorado’s
Top Scientists and Engineers
for Projects Having a Significant Impact on Society!

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 11th Anniversary Awards event is not to be missed!
Come join the premier scientific research recognition event in Colorado with 250 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. 
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"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 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. 





Tickets: $70

includes appetizers, hot/cold buffet, desserts and open bar

special access to the Space Odyssey exhibit

"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

Presented by: 


Platinum Sponsors: 

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Gold Sponsors: 

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Silver Sponsors: 

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Bronze Sponsors: 

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Estimating Extreme Weather

to Avoid Flood Risks and Improve Community Sustainabilty

A multi-agency, private sector partnership to calculate flood risks to dams in Colorado  with incredible precision  to improve public safety  -AND serve as  a national model

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NIST National Institute of Standards and
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Dual Comb Spectroscopy

Methane Detection

Technology based on Nobel Prize-winning research in Colorado can detect methane emissions as small as a quarter of a human breath from over a mile away


Discovery of Emission Violations to the Montreal Protocol

A data sleuthing effort that revealed outlaw emissions of CFC-11 - violations of Montreal Protocol emissions standards -   resulting in China making a national-level plan to comply with the Protocol

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


To learn more, visit or contact Executive Director Dan Powers at 720-389-0455 or