Six Colorado firms selected for SBIR grants

By: Jay Jacoby Wednesday May 30, 2012 0 comments Tags: Aqwest LLC, Cool Energy Inc., Ion Engineering LLC, Tda Research Inc.

Six Colorado small businesses recently received $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the DOE to help fund projects on power generation.

The grants were part of $11 million in innovation grants to nearly 70 small businesses across the nation. The businesses selected will also be eligible to compete for a second phase of the program for awards of up to $1 million over two years.

"These grants speak to the cutting-edge, innovative work being done here in Colorado," said Colorado Senator Michael Bennet in a statement. "Our state has been on the leading edge of clean energy sector job creation, entrepreneurship, and innovation - areas that SBIR resources are targeted to support."

The selected Colorado companies were:

  • Aqwest LLC, Larkspur, $150,000

  • Cool Energy Inc., Boulder, $150,000

  • Ion Engineering LLC, Boulder, $150,000

  • Sporian Microsystems Inc., Lafayette, $300,000 for two projects

  • Symbios Technologies LLC, Fort Collins, $150,000

  • Tda Research Inc., Wheat Ridge, $450,000 for three projects

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Jay Jacoby is chief innovation officer for InnovatioNews and creative director at Coyote New Media in Fort Collins. Jay has been an online manager and senior product manager for three Top 10 media companies as well as director of two business startups focused on video and mobile technologies.