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Funding Opportunities:

Advanced Industry Accelerator POC Grant Program:
The Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator Grant Programs were created in 2013 by the Colorado Legislature to promote the success of seven designated industries in the State of Colorado. These industries include: Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Bioscience, Electronics, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure Engineering, and Technology and Information. Grants are available for proof of concept research, early-stage capital and retention, infrastructure funding, and AI Exports.
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Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program (BDEGP):
The BDEGP was established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2006 to create new bioscience jobs and companies Colorado.  Under the BDEGP, approximately $5.5 million in annual funding is allocated to the state’s research institutions to facilitate proof of concept research, assist early-stage companies, and develop infrastructure to support Colorado’s bioscience industry. Awards of up to $75,000 are available for POC projects, while early-stage bioscience companies can apply for up to $250,000.
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Colorado Center for Drug Discovery (C2D2):
C2D2 draws upon existing expertise and infrastructure at Colorado research institutions to foster multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional drug discovery collaborations. Funding is awarded to support drug discovery-related proof of concept studies with the aim of advancing research to a point where it can attract additional funding or private investment.  Grants up to $40,000 are available for individual projects.
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Innovation Corps (I-Corps):
NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) is a new program to facilitate the development of promising scientific discoveries into publically useful technologies, products, and processes. The program provides mentoring and funding (up to $50,000) to researchers with active or recently-active NSF awards. The intent is to advance innovation to a stage at which it can attract third-party funding.
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Supercluster Grants:
Each of CSU’s three Superclusters—Cancer, Clean Energy, and Infectious Disease–award grants to support cross-disciplinary collaboration, promote translational research, and expand the capabilities of their individual Supercluster.  Application criteria, process, and deadlines differ, by Supercluster, so please refer to the website of the applicable Supercluster for specific information.
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