|Innovation & Technology is addressed uniquely in all key industries, but in general refers to:|
- Research and development activity within the industry within Colorado at universities, private research labs or federal labs.
- Activity in technology transfer and commercialization of products within the industry in Colorado and associated entrepreneurial activity.
- The impact of technology on increasing productivity of companies within the industry in Colorado.
Did you know?
The USPTO chose Denver, which faced tough competition from Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Albuquerque, because the Metro Denver region has one of the highest per capita rates of people with science and technology degrees, has relatively low living costs, and offers a high quality of life and a desirable location in which to recruit and retain the most talented workers. In fact, U.S. Census data showed that Denver was the top city for relocating adults ages 25 to 34 (Feb. 2011 to Feb. 2012). SOURCE Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Copyright (C) 2012 PR Newswire.
In November, Colorado Governor Hickenlooper announced the formation of the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN). CTA President and CEO, Steve Foster, is a member of the COIN Board of Advisors and is actively involved in ensuring Colorado's technology community is a leader in accelerating innovation in the state.