“ColdQuanta is commercializing some of the most innovative technology to come out of CU,” said Ted Weverka, a University of Colorado licensing manager.
Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Last week, the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office recognized ColdQuanta as Company of the Year at an awards ceremony co-hosted and sponsored by Faegre Baker Daniels LLC.
“ColdQuanta is commercializing some of the most innovative technology to come out of CU,” said Ted Weverka, a University of Colorado licensing manager. “The company has had consistent growth, with over 50% growth in the last two years, and is exporting its products worldwide, and soon to the space station for use in the coldest spot in the Universe.”
ColdQuanta develops and manufactures cold and ultracold atom producing devices and systems in Boulder. Co-founder Dana Anderson, a member of JILA (a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology) and CTO of ColdQuanta, said, “Companies like ColdQuanta fill the gap between basic Science & Engineering and applications which can have substantial economic impact.” Anderson added, “The relationship between universities and small companies like ColdQuanta play an essential role in national technological competitiveness.”
Rainer Kunz, co-founder and CEO, stated, “We are delighted to be recognized by the CU Technology Transfer Office as company of the year,” and added, “We salute the other winners of the night, Drs. Kapteyn and Murnane as inventors of the year and Drs. Chatterjee and Nagpal as new inventors of the year."
Ultracold technology is being used in a wide range of research applications ranging from quantum computers, atomic clocks, magnetometry, and other precision instrumentation. One of ColdQuanta’s systems is to be placed at the heart of the Cold Atom Lab destined for the Space Station in 2016.
ColdQuanta focuses on the development of BEC (Bose-Einstein Condensate), ultracold and cold atom generating devices and systems, allowing them to be accessible to a wide range of research, educational, and industrial institutions. Their products are intended for use in scientific and industrial applications requiring high performance and reliability. The company also provides custom engineering solutions to the cold atom and ultracold atom community. Please visit http://www.coldquanta.com for more information.