State of Colorado Advanced Industry Programs Grants


Online applications are being accepted at Advanced Industries Programs for Proof of Concept grants and Early-Stage Capital & Retention grants.  Click here to learn more and apply.

Proof of Concept Grant:
Open to Colorado research universities, federal labs located in Colorado, and other labs with valid technology transfer offices. These grants are for pre-commercialization research and commercialization preparation. Grants up to $150,000 will be awarded.

Early Stage Capital & Retention Grant:
Funds companies commercializing innovative technologies to create viable products that meet a market need and can be created or manufactured in Colorado and exported globally. Grants up to $250,000 will be awarded.


The Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs were created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in Colorado’s advanced industries by helping drive innovation, accelerating commercialization, encouraging public-private partnerships, increasing access to early-stage capital and creating a strong ecosystem that increases the state’s global competitiveness.

Source: Office of Economic Development and International trade