The Center for Research and Education in Wind (CREW) offers a unique opportunity for your company to partner with world-class research institutions and benefit from their expertise and facilities. The four Collaboratory Institutions of the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory—the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Colorado School of Mines—offer internationally recognized faculties and scientists, and world-class research facilities.

Specific Advantages

In addition to working directly with the brightest minds in the industry, other benefits include:

  • Access to wind energy research knowledge;
  • Early access to newly published basic research results;
  • Window to the latest advances in wind technologies by access to precompetitive research and the associated intellectual property;
  • Opportunities to partner with other companies
  • Streamlined interface between the four Collaboratory Institutions and the members;
  • Annual membership fees are matched by State of Colorado funding to leverage the members' fees and maximize the amount of shared research undertaken each year.

Training and Educational Opportunities

The following training and educational opportunities are available to members:

  • Hands-on educational opportunities, at any of the four institution laboratories for staff of member organizations;
  • Annual conferences presenting research results undertaken by CREW researchers;
  • Special seminars and tutorial sessions for students, post-docs, and members;
  • Visiting scientist and sabbatical programs for CREW members and research institutions;
  • Lecture series featuring CREW and non-CREW speakers;
  • Training programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and members.

Become a Member