OEDIT awards $2.9M to Advanced Industry Accelerator Grantees

By: InnovatioNews Friday May 15, 2015 0 comments Tags: Denver, OEDIT, Advanced Industries , CardioNXT, Special Aerospace Se, Agribotix, ProTechSure Scientif, VAIREX Air Systems, Prieto Battery, Katasi, Blackswift Technolog, AMP Robotics, Ocugen, Fluonic, Evolutionary Genomic


DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced the latest grantees for the Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant program.OEDIT_logoUSE

A total of $2,931,851 will be awarded for Proof-of-Concept and Early-Stage Capital and Retention grants to support Colorado’s advanced industries.

Proof-of-Concept grants, awarded to Colorado research universities and federal labs in Colorado and other labs with valid tech transfer offices, went to:

  • University of Colorado-Denver—Six awards totaling $184,999
  • University of Colorado-Boulder—One award for $90,902
  • Colorado School of Mines—Four awards totaling $223,900
  • National Jewish Health, Denver—Industry Partner award for $25,000

Early-Stage Capital and Retention grants, funding companies commercializing innovative technologies to create viable products that meet a market need and be created or made in Colorado and exported globally, went to:

  • CardioNXT Inc., Westminster--$250,000
  • Special Aerospace Services, Boulder--$225,000
  • Agribotix, Boulder--$250,000
  • ProTechSure Scientific Inc., Aurora--$160,000
  • VAIREX Air Systems, Boulder--$150,000
  • Prieto Battery, Fort Collins--$100,000
  • Katasi LLC, Boulder--$250,000
  • Blackswift Technologies LLC, Boulder--$240,000
  • AMP Robotics, Golden--$98,250
  • Ocugen Inc., Aurora--$183,800
  • Fluonic Inc., Boulder--$250,000
  • Evolutionary Genomics Inc., Longmont--$250,000

The next application cycle for the grants is now open with a deadline of July 1.


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