A Collaborative Ecosystem
Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation is a collaborative ecosystem where industry, small business, workforce training, entrepreneurs, startups and venture capital intersect with Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry to create community, spark innovation and stimulate business growth. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, Catalyst Campus currently spans ~8 acres and boasts 135,000+ SF of commercial space, with an additional 50,000 SF of commercial space being planned.

Catalyst Campus provides an infrastructure platform for small business to support the rapid innovation of technology to solve operational needs for the warfighter and mature technological capabilities to launch new products and services in the commercial market. Providing a ‘hub and spoke’ research and development environment, the campus thrives through collaboration and engagement with federal agencies, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, small business, business resource partners and venture capital to support innovation and the advancement of technology across the industrial base of the western region of the United States and beyond.

Catalyst Campus provides an agnostic ecosystem focused on accelerating our nations’ industrial, security and innovation base by advancing technology innovation and development in support of national defense and homeland security priorities. Catalyst Campus aspires to improve the rapid development and deployment of emerging technologies, fulfilling one of the highest priorities at the Department of Defense as they push to keep up with more advanced threats to national security.

The vision of Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation is to leverage an economic development ‘cluster’ strategy that advances and strengthens the nation’s aerospace and defense industries through public-private partnerships that integrate the knowledge of government, academia and industry while supporting small businesses interested in engaging with the federal contracting goals and objectives of the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.


Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation supports an ecosystem of research and development infrastructure, using public-private partnerships to facilitate the cross-pollination of technology across national defense, academic and commercial sectors. Our goals are to:
• Enhance public-private partnerships between private industry, academia and government
• Eliminate barriers to entry and engagement for small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups in the aerospace and defense ecosystem
• Advance innovative and disruptive technologies by providing a platform to incubate, accelerate and decrease ‘time to market’ for technologies that support our customer’s missions
• Establish Catalyst Campus as the premier, industry-led collaborative R&D facility for Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Space Command & Control, Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), Military Satellite Communications and Commercial Space Augmentation

Catalyst Campus is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as an economic development engine providing both an infrastructure platform and collaborative environment for companies of all sizes and levels of expertise. This unique, cluster environment stimulates economic growth and accelerates the development of new companies; promotes industry innovators, entrepreneurs and startups; supports business training and workforce development; offers access to an applied research and development laboratory; and provides business development, support services and venture capital investment to accelerate innovation and the commercialization of technologies.

C-TRAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that bolsters the economy by bringing together government, education and industry partners to meet defense needs at market speed – fulfilling a vision of co-creating national capabilities. C-TRAC works with private industry, academia and government experts to develop solutions for national defense with the benefits of commercial technologies, practices, processes and speed. C-TRAC believes that by bringing together public, private and academic ingenuity, the country will benefit from superior design and development, rendering the US more technologically capable and economically robust. www.c-trac.org