Colorado BioScience Institute cultivates and diversifies the state’s life sciences workforce, from classroom, to campus, to career.

Colorado BioScience Institute
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Classroom (K-12)

Sparking an interest in STEM for K-12 students and teachers from diverse backgrounds.

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Connecting students and instructors with people and opportunities in our community.

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Advancing professional careers in life sciences, from early career to executive education.

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Our Work

Colorado BioScience Institute builds a skilled, diverse life sciences workforce with investments in programs and experiences that span elementary school to executive education.

Training for teachers and hands-on experiences for students.


Builds a skilled, diverse workforce to advance health innovation.


Skill-building opportunities and life sciences-specific leadership courses.

education, training, and professional development

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Our classroom, campus, and career programs offer education, training, and professional development—with opportunities for mentorships, partnerships, volunteering, and networking.

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#1 State for Talent

-CNBC, 2022

Upcoming Events

Celebrating Classroom Discoveries and the Future of Life Sciences

The Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute) takes great pride in celebrating the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking discoveries made by students in the field of life sciences. Every year, The Institute joins the Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair at Colorado State University with a panel of special judges. This year, an inaugural award was introduced to recognize visionary thinking and pioneering approaches—the Future of Life Sciences Award. 

Fostering Leaders’ Growth Across a Diverse Ecosystem

“Colorado’s economic growth, advancements in health innovation, and quality of life for the life sciences employees depend on a skilled and diverse workforce. Supporting career growth and effective leadership skills is vital to cultivating the best talent pool and an unwavering life sciences ecosystem,” says Meg John, Vice President of the Colorado BioScience Institute (The Institute). “And that’s exactly what we’re doing here!”

Foundations of Leadership

Foundations of Leadership This three-day in-person workshop is designed to build the foundations of leadership by exploring the characteristics of leaders, effective communication, and teamwork skills. The peer-to-peer workshops are interactive and designed for personal and professional development. This highly interactive course is being offered in-person. Interactive all-day sessions: Thursday January 18th, 2024 | 8:00-4:00 pmKBI | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 Thursday February 1st, 2024 | 8:00-4:00 pmKBI | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 Thursday February 15th, 2024 | 8:00-4:00 pmKBI | 2500 Central Ave, Boulder, CO 80301 Workshop Topics Include: Lead as you manage – Thursday January 18th, 2024 Participants will explore the characteristics of leaders versus managers and discuss when and how to leverage the strengths of each role. Using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, participants will discuss strengths and risks of each type; challenging participants to flex and practice working with team members different from themselves. The day will conclude by launching the powerful communication section; reviewing the elements of communication, which can lead, and inspire high-performing teams and touch on how you can communicate clear goals and delegate work.   Build your Skills – Thursday February 1st, 2024 Participants will focus on strengthening the foundational skills needed to be a productive, organized, and motivational leader building on the elements of communication explored in Workshop 1. The participants will learn Thomas Kilmann Conflict quadrants and the process of a conversation, which can enable them to approach conversations and conflict with a positive mindset and exchange critical information to push projects and teams forward. Managers will be given a chance to evaluate their executive presence and influencing skills while exploring how to grow their presentation skills. One of the most crucial characteristics of a manager or leader is developing and coaching others. We will leverage the conversation about […]

Colorado BioScience Institute

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners

AGC Biologics
Agilent Technologies
Amgen Foundation
Corden Pharma
Fisher Scientific part of Thermo Fisher Scientific
Fitzsimons Innovation Community
KBI Biopharma
Medtronic Foundation
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies