Positive change. Large-scale business solutions.

Entrepreneurship is integral to the Colorado State University Energy Institute.  Our work and research is fueled by a desire to create positive change on a global scale. We do this by creating micro grid companies that use the best available technology to bring affordable energy to under served communities; by building better toilets that improve global health by providing safe and clean access to sanitation; and by creating healthier cookstoves.

This attitude of entrepreneurship and innovation was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution, which designated Fort Collins as a place of 21st century innovation.  The Colorado State University Energy Institute and Fort Collins are currently showcased in the Places of Invention exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History.  Watch the YouTube video below to learn more about this exciting honor that ties into our history of energy entrepreneurship.

"How a Place Matters" Documentary