Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants

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The Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator Programs promote growth and sustainability in Colorado's 7 advanced industries by helping drive innovation, accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, increase access to early stage capital and create a strong ecosystem that increases the state’s global competitiveness. 

Colorado’s advanced industries are:

Advanced Industries Road Tour

AI Road Tour Agenda 

  • April 20, 2016: La Junta 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM | Otero Junior College- McDonald Hall

  • April 25, 2016: Grand Junction  4:00 PM- 6:00 PM | Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium 1:30-2:00 Arrive at Club 20 131 N 6th Street, Suite 320

  • April 26, 2016: Montrose 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | Montrose Economic Development Corporation | 1601 Oxbow Drive, Suite 360B, Montrose, CO

  • April 27, 2016: Durango 9:00 AM-11: 30 AM | Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs | 1211 Main Avenue #1, Durango, CO 81301

  • May 5, 2016: Alamosa 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM | Adams State School of Business | 208 Edgemont Blvd Alamosa, CO 81101

Advanced Industries fact sheet

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ATTENTION: AI Application Cycle Suspension

The Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant Program is suspending the March 1, 2016 deadline to allow time for a review of the program to date, ensure that key program objectives are being met and to consider any improvements substantively and administratively.

The next cycle deadline is tentatively scheduled for July 1, 2016. 

Proof of Concept Grant

Grant funding is used to identify and pull 
technologies from research institutions 
where they were discovered and connect 
them to the private sector where they can 
be developed into commercialize-able products.


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Early Stage 

Grant funding is used to fund companies 
using technologies developed in proof of 
concept grants and other early stage 
start-ups that have created viable products 
that meet a market need and that can be 
created or manufactured in Colorado and 
exported globally.


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Infrastructure Funding

Grant funding is used to accelerate 
commercialization and innovation of AI 
products and services by building capacity 
and workforce for the AI ecosystem. 


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The AI Infrastructure Grant Application is open 
twice a year, in the fall and in the spring. 
Application dates are announced via the OEDIT 
website or click here to have program updates 
and announcements send to you directly.

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Advanced Industries Export Grant 

AI Export Grant, Global Consultant Network, 
Export Training Program.


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Colorado-Israel R&D Grant

This grant application is open to Colorado 
companies that have partnered with an Israeli 
company and are seeking grant funds to 
support their joint R&D project/technology. 
Awarded companies will receive funding 
through OEDIT’s existing Advanced Industries 
(AI) Accelerator Program.


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Apply here


Deadlines for applications are due at 5 p.m. (Mountain Time) on the first business day of November, March and July.

Timeline Submission Deadline  Activity Timeline Submission Deadline Activity
Week 3 All applications distributed to industry specific sub-committees Weeks 
Strategic Oversight Board considers applications and makes recommendations
Weeks 6-7 Sub-committees meet and select applications to refer to full committee Weeks 
Awards announced 
Weeks 8-9 Full committee review meeting    

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