Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grants
The Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program (BDEGP) aids in the growth of the bioscience industry in Colorado. The program advances new technnologies from the lab toward commercial products and services, supporting innovation, company formation, and job creation.
Since inception in 2007 through June 2012, the program fostered the creation of 37 new Colorado companies and the direct creation of approximately 309 jobs. In addition to leveraging matching funds for technology advancement, an additional $95 million has accrued to the program technologies, based on almost $24 million in grants awarded. In fiscal year 2012, over $5.2 million was awarded to 33 projects.
The Program Report highlights accomplishments and identifies grants made under the program.
Application for the Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Company Grant programs are below:
Early-Stage Company Application
Applications for the fall grant cycle for Early Stage Company applications are due November 1, 2013.
Proof of Concept Application
Applications for the fall grant cycle for Proof of Concept applications are due October 15, 2013.
Commercialization Infrastructure Rules and Application
The Commercialization Infrastructure grants are intended to support partnership efforts between the bioscience industry and research institutions to build infrastructure that supports the commercialization of therapeutic and diagnostic products, devices, or instruments to improve human health; bioscience technologies that improve agriculture; and biofuels. This infrastructure should enhance the commercialization of technologies and support companies that are commercializing Colorado-based technology by providing a state wide bioscience sector specific industrial commons. Applications have alreeady been taken for FY14.