Situated in the heart of downtown Denver, CU Denver embraces our location in the center of one of America’s fastest-growing cities by creating new forms of social entrepreneurship, economic development, and transformative education. With nearly 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, solving challenges in our metropolitan areas is a social imperative and an opportunity for connection. We’re working to fuel inclusive innovation, collaboration, sustainability, and economic growth for Denver and Colorado. We’re also forming partnerships with business and community leaders to build sustainable physical spaces that foster open innovation.
Our commitment to, and progress in, building an innovation community following the launch of our strategic plan has accelerated with these actions:
Whether it’s planning the state’s first open innovation district or beginning plans to construct a state-of-the art engineering, design, and computing building, CU Denver is on the frontlines of innovation, tech, and workforce development. Student Jackie Chacon Duarté knows all about building—it’s not only part of her major in engineering, but it also part of her family’s history. Read Jackie’s story below.