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CO Advanced Industries Accelerator STATE GRANT Program Applications Open July 1
Proof of Concept Grant: This grant uses funding 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 products for commercialization. Learn more.
Early-Stage Capital and Retention Grant: This grant uses funding to support 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. Learn more.
Collaborative Infrastructure Funding: This grant uses funding to accelerate commercialization and innovation of advanced industry products and services by building capacity and workforce for the advanced industries ecosystem. The application for this grant is open twice a year in the spring and fall. Learn more.
Export Accelerator Program: This is a financial assistance program for aspiring and current Colorado exporters. The grant program supports eligible small and medium-sized business through funds to offset international business development and marketing costs. Learn more.
ACCELERATOR PROGRAM APPLICATION TIMELINE
|Grant Application Type||Application Open Date||Application Due Date|
|Early-Stage Capital & Retention||July 1, 2019||September 3, 2019|
|Proof of Concept||July 1, 2019||September 3, 2019|
|Collaborative Infrastructure||February 3, 2019||April 3, 2019|
|Week 3||All applications distributed to industry specific sub-committees|
|Weeks 6-7||Sub-committees meet and select applications to refer to full committee|
|Weeks 8-9||Full committee review meeting|
|Weeks 9-10||Strategic Oversight Board considers applications and makes recommendations|
|Weeks 10-12||Awards announced|