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Ascent Solar launches solar-powered Apple iPhone charger

Ascent Solar launches solar-powered Apple iPhone charger

THORNTON - Ascent Solar Technologies announced it has launched a charger for the Apple iPhone 4/4S smart phone featuring Ascent's ultra light CIGS technology. Branded under Ascent's new EnerPlex... Read More

By: Steve Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments

TechStars CEO invests in AdvoCharge

BOULDER - AdvoCharge, a Boulder-based independent merchant service provider, announced it was received an undisclosed investment from David Cohen, TechStars co-founder and CEO. Cohen, known for his... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: AdvoCharge, Boulder, David Cohen, Mark Tracy, TechStars

Infinite Power Solutions says breakthrough battery technology will redefine smart phone, tablet design

Infinite Power Solutions says breakthrough battery technology will redefine smart phone, tablet design

LITTLETON - Infinite Power Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance, solid-state, rechargeable thin-film batteries, announced it has successfully demonstrated a new battery... Read More

By: Steve Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments

UQM electric drive system picked for FedEx Express vans

UQM electric drive system picked for FedEx Express vans

LONGMONT - UQM Technologies announced its PowerPhase HD electric drive systems have been selected to power FedEx Express electric delivery vans in Boulder. The systems will be supplied to... Read More

By: Steve Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: UQM Technologies

SparkFun Electronics releases MiniBot

BOULDER - SparkFun Electronics announced the release of MiniBot, the latest addition to its popular ProtoSnap line. MiniBot is a complete robotics platform that allows the construction of a small... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: MiniBot, ProtoSnap, SparkFun

Six Colorado firms selected for SBIR grants

Six Colorado small businesses recently received $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the DOE to help fund projects on power generation. The grants were part of $11 million... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: Aqwest LLC, Cool Energy Inc., Ion Engineering LLC, Tda Research Inc.

InVitria receives $1.5 million grant for cell-based vaccines

FORT COLLINS - InVitria, a division of Ventria Bioscience, announced it will receive $1.5 million over two years to develop a novel, animal-free, defined cell culture media for the commercial... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: cell-based vaccines, InVitria, Scott Deeter, Ventria Bioscience

ICR adds Randy West to team

BOULDER - The Innovation Center of the Rockies (ICR) has hired Randy West to be program manager for a collaborative commercialization effort with CSU Ventures in Fort Collins. The ICR and CSU... Read More

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: CSU Ventures, ICR, Randy West, Todd Headley