OEDIT grants $4.35M for infrastructure under Advanced Industry Accelerator Grant program

Tuesday December 15, 2015 0 comments Tags: Denver, OEDIT, Catalyst Campus, Manufacturer's Edge, Colorado SBDC, Telluride Foundation, SolarTAC


DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade   (OEDIT) announced five grantees for Advanced Industry Accelerator Grants totaling $4.35 million.OEDIT_logoUSE

The infrastructure grants under the program provide state funding to collaborative projects that are expected to have a broad, industry-wide impact across one or more of Colorado’s advanced industries.

They may be used to provide workforce training, shared working space or equipment or mentorship for Colorado-based companies.

The latest grantees are:

  • Catalyst Campus, $75,000 – To help build IT infrastructure at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation for a state-of-the-art Cyber and Space Operations Center research lab
  • Manufacturer’s Edge, $2.5 million – To help build infrastructure that enables 3-D metals printing standardization and qualification for businesses of all sizes
  • Telluride Foundation, $300,000 – To help Fort Lewis College and the Telluride Foundation fund a $1.5 million Southwest Innovation Corridor in the rural southwest corner of the state
  • SolarTAC, $500,000 – To help build the Accelerator Project at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center, a 74-acre test site near DIA, for validation and demonstration of advanced renewable energy components
  • Manufacturer’s Edge/SBDC, $300,000 – To help Manufacturer’s Edge and the Small Business Development Center develop the Small Manufacturer’s Advantage program