Advanced Industry Accelerator Grants awarded to 12 projects

By: InnovatioNews Thursday June 26, 2014 0 comments Tags: aWhere, Denver, DH2i, MBio Diagnostics, OEDIT, Prima-Temp, RavenBrick


DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday announced 12 new Advanced Industry Accelerator Grants totaling $1,583,244.

The 12 new grants include six Proof-of-Concept and six Early-Stage Capital-and-Retention awards.

Five of the Proof-of-Concept grants went to the University of Colorado Boulder:

  • $50,000 for an ultrasonic system for activity and fall monitoring

  • $134,847 for TTwister advanced small unmanned aircraft system

  • $45,397 for scalable nano-imprinting of commercial ultra-filtration membranes

  • $103,000 for 4DCT-Ventilation, a new lung function imaging modality for radiation therapy

  • $50,000 for laser-activated device for canine glaucoma


Colorado School of Mines picked up the other Proof-of-Concept grant, $30,000 for development of an energy-absorbing device for sportswear to reduce trauma.

Early-Stage Capital-and-Retention Grants went to:

  • aWhere Inc., Denver, $45,000 for its globally accessible location intelligence platform and bio-climatic content

  • DH2i, Fort Collins, $125,000 for its server application virtualization software

  • MBio Diagnostics, Boulder, $250,000 for its tests for human disease diagnosing and food, veterinary and environmental testing

  • Prima-Temp, Boulder, $250,000 for its innovative temperature monitoring for early recognition of acute illness and natural pregnancy

  • Ravenbrick, Denver, $250,000 for its smart window technology

  • Reference Technologies, Lafayette, $250,000 for its innovative solution to address limited flight duration of battery-powered micro-Unmanned Aerial Systems air frames

The next grant cycle deadline is Nov. 1. Bioscience Discovery and Evaluation Grants are also due Nov. 1.

The Advanced Industry Accelerator Program was created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability of Colorado's advanced industries. The program is administered by the state's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

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