CSU Ventures boosted its licensing income by more than two-fold and established six new spinouts during the 2018-19 academic year.

Colorado State University (CSU)’s tech transfer office, CSU Ventures, increased its licensing income by an annual 109% to $3.8m during the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The TTO registered 127 new inventions and sealed 52 licence agreements, up from 112 and 36 respectively during 2017-2018.

CSU secured 47 patents for the university’s intellectual property during the reporting period and established six new spinouts.

The new businesses were identified as:

  • AST Upas, to be supported by John Volckens, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, whose research focuses on applying engineering to the benefit of public health.
  • AST On-Target, which is developing credit card-sized research sampling tools for testing water and soil, under the academic direction of Chuck Henry, an associate professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department.
  • Cypris Materials, an enhanced paintable coating spinout formed under the faculty lead of Garret Miyake, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences.
  • New Iridium, a pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing catalyst developer co-founded by Garret Miyake.
  • S3NSE Technologies, formed with faculty input from Tom Sale, associate professor in civil engineering at the Center for Contaminant Hydrology.
  • YoungHeart, formed with faculty insight from Sue James, a professor in the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering department.