January 23, 2015 – On January 29th, Harry Horowitz, Senior Manager for Advanced Industries at the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), will be speaking in Colorado Springs about the specifics of the Advanced Industries grants funded by the State of Colorado. The purpose of his presentation is to inform local businesses and other organizations about these funding opportunities.
The Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs (HB 13-1001, HB 13-1193) were created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in these 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.
Advanced industries are prime drivers of the U.S. and Colorado economy, comprised of engineering and R&D intensive companies that deliver products and services in industries ranging from aerospace to medical devices. Colorado’s advanced industries include: Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Bioscience, Electronics, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure Engineering, and Technology and Information.
As part of the statewide strategy to support these critical industries in their various phases of growth, OEDIT offers four types of grants and global business support programs. The AI grants are a state-wide economic development initiative that in fiscal year 2013/14 yielded forty grants worth $10.7 million.
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