Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships

The mission of the Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships program is to facilitate and position Colorado State University, through the creation and support of interdisciplinary research teams tackling grand societal and scientific challenges, to achieve significant global impact, in accordance with our land grant heritage.

CIP Objectives

The objectives of the CIP program are the creation and support of teams who achieve impact through the following:

  1. Successfully translate knowledge and research into tangible products outside the walls of the University
  2. Transform academic research into action, by informing and impacting policy and decision makers
  3. Grow the initial seed investment into significant research funding proposals, at the $10M order of magnitude
  4. Establish a path for future research team sustainability and continued impact, beyond the 2-year Catalyst program scope of support

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