July 10, 2019

CSU Ventures LAUNCHPAD program is excited to announce the Request for Letters of Intent for participation in the 2019-2020 FUEL program.   The FUEL program is designed to help CSU innovators access funding to accelerate commercialization of innovations developed at CSU.

  • Each academic year, the FUEL program will select a cohort of CSU inventors that are at an early stage of development that need proof of concept data to validate the commercial potential of their innovations.
  • Support consists of two essential components, R&D Seed Funding (up to $100K) and participation in targeted Commercialization Workshops.
  • The FUEL program incorporates the State of Colorado’s Advanced Industries Proof of Concept Grant Funding (AI-POC) into a comprehensive program that includes commercialization workshops that help researchers:
    • understand the technology’s target commercial market,
    • secure future funding for continued commercial development, and
    • best pitch their commercial opportunity to a wide and diverse audience.

Also new this year, no matching funds are required to be provided by the applicants!

This letter of request is the first step in securing a spot in the FUEL program and obtaining up to $100K for R&D of your innovative technology.   Letters of Intent are to be submitted to info@csuventures.org by August 2nd, 2019.


Learn More About the FUEL grant and the Application Process Letter of Intent Template