Research-to-Market (R2M)

Hosted by Venture Parnters at CU Boulder's Commercialization Academy program, Research-to-Market (R2M) is a short course and mini-accelerator that teaches scientific and engineering teams the process of customer discovery – the first critical step to moving cutting-edge technology toward commercialization.

R2M consists of three days of in-person lectures, team presentations and workshops, combined with 30 interviews done off-campus in a target industry. Over three weeks, teams will have the opportunity to meet and build connections with industry experts and mentors.


In order to participate in R2M, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Teams must contain two or more people and have a technology or innovative idea.
  • CU teams must disclose their technology or innovative idea to Venture Partners at CU Boulder. Download the form here.
  • Teams must complete the pre-homework, which includes readings, watching short videos and setting up first interviews.
  • Teams must be able to work part-time for three weeks in order to transform their technology into a potential product.

Applications accepted March 1 - April 15, 2019

For questions and application materials, please email Sally Hatcher, Commercialization Academy Director for Venture Partners at CU Boulder, at

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:00am to 3:00pm