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 are: Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Bioscience, Electronics, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure Engineering, and Technology and Information.
Under the AI Accelerator Proof of Concept (POC) Grant Program, researchers from qualified Colorado research institutions may compete for funding to develop new technologies in any of the seven AIs listed above. To be eligible, applicants must provide matching funds equal to 25% of the entire proposed project.
Partnering with CSU on an AI POC Grant
CSU Ventures is happy to help connect Colorado-based companies who are looking to partner with CSU researchers to apply for AI POC grants. In many cases, this is a great opportunity for Colorado-based companies to take advantage of the technical expertise at CSU and to leverage their own capital 3:1 (three dollars of AI POC money for every one dollar spent by the company). In turn, CSU researchers appreciate the opportunity to work on applied problems relevant to industry.
Since both sides are often unfamiliar with one another, CSU Ventures can help identify potential partners and make introductions. Before contacting us, however, please keep the following in mind:
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With this information, we can begin reaching out to professors at CSU who may have an interest and an appropriate skill set. We will forward any positive responses on to you with an introduction to the professor. At that point, it will be up to you and the professor to decide on project narrative, scope, budget, and other details of the application. This process can easily be 1-2 months or more, so please budget accordingly.
For more information on the AI POC Grant Program, please see the www.advancecolorado.com website.
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