Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants

AI accelerator program

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 fact sheet

AI Award Recipients

ATTENTION: AI Application will open July 1, 2016 and will be due on August 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

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 
9-10
Strategic Oversight Board considers applications and makes recommendations
Weeks 6-7 Sub-committees meet and select applications to refer to full committee Weeks 
10-12
Awards announced 
Weeks 8-9 Full committee review meeting    

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