About the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory:

Since 2007, the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (Collaboratory) is a uniquely Colorado partnership.  The Collaboratory has been a successful and impactful research consortium among four leading research institutions—the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Colorado-Boulder, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Our impact and exceptional record of research and education can be read in our economic impact report.

Our research areas support a diversified energy portfolio in advanced energy technologies in oil and gas, sustainable energy, microgrid, battery, advanced cooling, gas to liquid, biofuels, and increased energy efficiency — to name a few.

The Collaboratory works with industry partners, public agencies, and other universities and colleges to transform our energy future.  We do this by:

  • Use our world-class researchers and state-wide facilities to expand our national leadership in energy research collaborations
  • Leverage partnerships to transform research innovation into commercial impact
  • Training the next-gen workforce through education, company/job creating technologies and intellectual property
  • Boosting the nation’s energy ecosystem through research partnerships with industry, foundations, and government

Collaboratory brochure — Downloadable and printable


The 9th annual energy transition symposium originally scheduled for April 28-29, 2020 had to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 challenges in the country and world.

9th Annual

Theme:  Ideas.  Innovation.  Impact.

Dates:  May 4-5 and 14, 2021

Cost:  Free of charge but everyone must register.  Space limited.

Hosting Organizations

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University

Registration now open for 2021 symposium!

Registration for May 4-5 & 14, 2021 is now open!  Space Limited.


In the meantime the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory will be steadfast, resilient and focused during this unprecedented time.  Now more than ever we need to bring great minds and organizations together to solve complex systemic energy-related issues.  There is a sense of urgency to connect dots between energy topics and other challenges including climate change, extreme weather events, environmental changes, greenhouse gas emissions, increasing chance of pandemics, and other realities.  These all interconnect and impact each other.

2020-2021 energy-related webinars

The four Collaboratory entities (University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, National Renewable Energy Lab) will be hosting multi-disciplinary energy-related webinars over the course of 2020-2021.  Our goal will be to continue serving our state, country and world by offering non-partisan, timely, thoughtful, educational, research/data based, and balanced webinars focused on specific topics.  Webinars will include discussion around energy transition of electric vehicles, utilities, traditional energy sources, renewable natural gas, policy, regulations, renewable energy, and other focused topics.

Our first webinar will be mid-May 2020 followed by multiple other webinars.  These will all lead up to the May 4-5, 2021 energy transition symposium.  An excellent line-up of panelists and moderators will be posted as they come on line.

Cost:  free webinars, registration required

Calendar of webinars hosted by Collaboratory — CLICK HERE.

Click here for calendar of events.