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Advanced Industries Accelerator Funding


Colorado’s Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) programs were created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in seven key industries by helping 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 seven advanced industries targeted by the Advanced Industries Accelerator are:

For advice on the program, please contact your case manager at CU Innovations.


CU Innovations is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 AIA CU pre-allocation grant application round is now open. All applicants must submit their applications online using this website. Click on the link to download a copy of the application template and the evaluation criteria. Please follow all directions carefully.

Note: The grant limit is $180,000 ($135,000 state + $45,000 matching funds), and CU Innovations will provide the matching funds. (Although the program allows for a total budget of $150,000 + $50,000 match, the state of Colorado expects investigators to apply for follow-up funding for a market assessment study after the proof of concept study is complete, so investigators must reserve $20,000 of the budget for the market assessment phase).

Key Dates:

  • Jan. 23, 2017   5pm deadline for submission of written applications
  • Feb. 8, 2017    Finalists announced and signup for live pitches begins
  • Feb. 8th - Feb. 27th     Optional online presentation coaching for finalists (more info to come)
  • Mar. 6, 2017   Finalist live pitches
  • Mar. 8, 2017   Winners announced

Please contact Paul Tabor at Paul.Tabor@cu.edu (include “AIA” in the subject line) with any questions or concerns. 

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