Industrial Outreach

Industrial outreach is an important component and clear strength of the REMRSEC. Colorado School of Mines has years of experience in productive research partnerships with companies with about 50% of sponsored research on campus coming from the industrial sector.

The goal of the REMRSEC industrial outreach program is to foster faster renewable energy technology transfer of basic research findings into commercial devices, to increase workforce training in specialties related to the photovoltaic (PV), fuel cell, separations, and many other optoelectronic industries, to provide easy access for companies to potential technically trained employees, to provide practical industrial input into the directions of the basic research and engineering efforts of the REMRSEC, to train industrial personnel in technical areas related to renewable energy materials and devices, and to facilitate information technology transfer between industry and the Center.

  •  CRSP Partner REMRSEC Partner Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP)

    Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP)

    A related center, entirely funded by several companies and the State of Colorado, provides additional seed funding for projects related to the topics covered in the Photovoltaic IRG and Advance Membrane IRGs. This Center is called the Center for Revolutionary Solar Photoconversion (CRSP). Each year the REMRSEC participates in the CRSP annual meeting where REMRSEC research groups and seed grants are presented to the companies funding CRSP. This close cooperation between the two centers is covered by a formal memorandum of understanding. Joint workshops are also sponsored by the two Centers. This arrangement has insured the rapid deployment of basic research results into development activities and eventually into useful products.

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    Individual Industrial Partners

    The REMRSEC also collaborates with individual companies on the basic science and engineering underlying renewable energy technologies. Through these collaborations companies access key expertise of REMRSEC participants while Center members are able to apply basic science innovation to real world problems. Students working in the Center have opportunities to interact with potential employers.

  • Colorado School of Mines Technology Transfer (OTT)

    Technology Transfer

    The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at Colorado School of Mines works to serve the citizens of Colorado and the United States by commercializing the inventions resulting from CSM research. The REMRSEC team works closely with OTT.