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Learn about AI Accelerator grants on campus Sept. 13

September 4, 2013

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade is visiting different regions of the state during September to provide updates and information on the Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program.

OEDIT representatives will be on the CSU campus on Sept. 13 for two sessions to discuss the innovative grants available. The first will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and the second from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., both in Lory Student Center North, Room 220-2. An additional session will be held Sept. 17, 1-2 p.m., at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Drive, in Fort Collins.

The Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs were created by the Colorado Legislature in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in industries including aerospace, advanced manufacturing, bioscience, electronics, energy and natural resources (including clean tech), infrastructure engineering, and technology and information.

Economic drivers

These industries are prime drivers of the U.S. and Colorado economy, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the state’s wage earnings, nearly 30 percent of the total sales revenues across all industries within the state and nearly 35 percent of the state’s total exports.

Grants help drive innovation, accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, increase access to early stage capital and create a strong ecosystem that increases the state’s global competitiveness. The AI Accelerator program offers funding for proof-of-concept, early-stage capital and retention, infrastructure and exports.

Find out more about this initiative by clicking on the Advanced Industries tab on the Advance Colorado website, where you can also subscribe to email alerts about the initiative.