Telling Colorado’s Innovation Story

The Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) is a catalyst for innovation with the mission of advancing connections in the global innovation ecosystem whereby Colorado is recognized as the most innovative state in the nation. COIN is a physical and virtual network of more than 2000 global leaders supporting the innovation ecosystem, growing companies and creating jobs.

Launched by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in November 2011, COIN is innovative down to its very core as a startup within government – COIN is a privately funded organization that sits within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. COIN supports the state’s innovation economy by convening and connecting the network and championing this Colorado Innovation Story.

Colorado’s innovation ecosystem is rapidly evolving. With so many great public and private efforts across the state working to expand our innovation footprint, COIN is focused on Colorado’s opportunities to accelerate innovation in the public sector. As a public-private partnership, COIN is uniquely poised to move this conversation forward.

What is Innovation in Colorado?

We define innovation as a product, process or service that generates new value in the market. COIN understands the place that risk-taking holds in being able to drive ideas forward. This is something we embrace in our own programs and initiatives, which aim to leave a mark on the innovation ecosystem beyond the Rocky Mountains. We are dedicated to telling Colorado’s innovation story and are honored to be a part of building it.

Innovation Report

Innovation Report

The 2015 Report, sponsored by PwC, focuses specifically on the talent landscape in Colorado based on interviews with leaders in industry, higher education, and workforce development and their perspectives on the challenges and trends expected to shape the future workforce in our state. It includes insightful viewpoints which collectively paint a promising picture of this workforce, but a picture not without its challenges.

Anna Ewing Chief Operating Officer, OEDIT & Executive Director, Colorado Innovation Network (COIN)
Kelly Underell Deputy Director, Colorado Innovation Network (COIN)