C-Zero

A mechanical engineering firm specialized in early-stage R&D, Czero helps innovators innovate. Czero partners with clients worldwide in the automotive, oil and gas, clean technology and other industries to improve machine performance and efficiency, integrate new technologies into complex systems and solve real-world energy challenges quickly and cost effectively. Czero’s engineering team has special expertise in advanced machine design, custom gensets, high-bandwidth hydraulics, automotive powertrains, conventional and alternative fuel systems, valve systems, hybrid vehicles, energy recovery and emissions reduction. As an expert in these domains, Czero frequently partners with industry and university researchers on innovation R&D projects sponsored in part by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. The firm also helps startups and investors determine technology feasibility, evaluate differentiation from existing products, establish technical programs, improve product profitability through smart engineering, and take products from concept to high-volume production faster with less risk. Founded in 2007, Czero is an in-house partner of Colorado State University’s Energy Institute at the Powerhouse Energy Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2015, Czero won the Colorado Companies to Watch award for significant contributions to the growth and strength of Colorado’s economy. In the same year, Czero was among the Top 10 Engineering Companies, with a rank of 923 overall, on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.