QUAD Innovation Partnership


The Quad Innovation Partnership is a joint initiative between Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and supported by the US Air Force Academy (insofar as authorized by federal law*). Students participate in problem-based consulting projects for our community or local organizations. Each project team is comprised of 4-7 interdisciplinary students representing at least 3 of the Quad’s partner institutions. Students are given meaningful direction and assistance by professional management staff, and faculty advise with relevant subject matter expertise. 

The program offers students opportunities to develop professional experience, technical skills, and leadership abilities in a diverse, professional team environment. Research conducted through the Quad has catalyzed community impact ranging from affordable housing development to business growth. Over half of the companies and organizations who have hired the Quad have committed to additional work, indicating the value these organizations receive from their teams.

* The Quad is not an organization of the Federal Government and USAFA provides no underwriting or implied endorsement of the activities.

Key Information:
Program dates: February 15th – May 4th
Eligibility: open to any student or recent grad of CC, PPCC, UCCS and USAFA regardless of current geographic location.
Other info: Approx. 10-15 hours weekly commitment; Program delivered virtually. $1,350 award included with admission.
Website: quadcos.org

Application: Apply here! Early Admissions Deadline: December 15th (incentive: get 1st or 2nd choice of project); Regular Admissions Deadline: January 27th

Questions: Please contact Operations Manager, Belle Cotton, at icotton@coloradocollege.edu.

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