Infectious Disease Supercluster
On February 8, 2007, Colorado State University unveiled the Infectious Disease Supercluster, a first-of-its-kind enterprise model to speed the transition of research into the global marketplace.
Superclusters: Moving Research to Market
Primary components of the Superclusters
- Academic Infrastructure: A multidisciplinary alliance of researchers, economists, and business experts working on innovative research and discovery
- Enterprise Infrastructure: Promotes business alliances, new commercial applications, and opportunities for additional investment in the research and research products.
Mission of the Infectious Disease Superclusters
The mission of the Infectious Disease Supercluster (IDSC) is to develop and implement effective interventions for human, animal, and plant infectious diseases of global importance. The ID SC provides an organizational framework to integrate, mobilize, and develop CSU talents, resources, and infrastructure to help reduce the terrible global burden of infectious diseases and to overcome barriers to international trade of agricultural products due to infectious diseases. The two overarching goals of the ID SC are to:
- Enhance the overall infectious disease research, training, and service capacity at CSU to promote research discoveries, policy development, and capacity to address infectious disease issues in the state, nation, and the world.
- Accelerate development and application of infectious disease products and best practices to direct, prevent, and treat infectious diseases worldwide by partnering with industry, government, foundations, and other entities to move discoveries to usable products and best practices into effective policies to combat infectious diseases.