COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO — Three groups of researchers were awarded $10,000 grants by the Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation (CITTI) at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Funding for the grants begins July 1, according to Daedra Studniarz, associate director, CITTI.

Research grants were awarded to Karen Newell, assistant professor, Biology, Alan Davis, professor, Business, Ann Hickey, assistant professor, Business, and John Milliman, professor, Business.

Newell’s research proposal is entitled “From Bench to Market: Novel Methods in Wound Healing and Sealing.”

Davis and Hickey will research “Barriers to Transferring Requirements Elicitation Techniques to Practice.”

Milliman will research “Toward The Transfer of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to Business Organizations.”

In addition to the three grants, CITTI awarded separate funding for Jugal K. Kalita to pursue research targeted towards “Building a Web Portal with a Specialized Search Engine for Technology Transfer.”

All four grants are aimed at assisting CITTI in fulfilling its mission of supporting economic development by providing technology-centered enterprises with access to capital and business information, with an emphasis on sectors recognized as critical to the regional economy.

The grants were awarded with the objective of furthering CITTI’s service as a pragmatic and intellectual bridge between the scholarly disciplines of the university, local business and industry, the military, government agencies, and the wider community.

CITTI was established in 1990 as a partnership between CU-Colorado Springs and the trustees of the El Pomar Foundation.

CU-Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs is the fastest growing university in Colorado, offering 25 bachelor’s degrees, 17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The university consists of the colleges of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, Education and the Graduate School of Public Affairs.