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Jacobson receives OEDIT Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant

Nick Jacobson, a clinical design researcher with the Inworks Innovation Initiative, was one of 36 Colorado startups to receive Advanced Industries Accelerator Program funding from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

Jacobson was awarded nearly $130,000 to advance his understanding of the benefits of 3D Voxel Printing for Presurgical Planning  in pediatric cardiology, pediatric brain cancer, and adult kidney cancer.

The Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant program received 119 applications this grant cycle. Applications were reviewed by committees of business, technical and financial experts, as well as an industry-specific reviewer. Final recommendations were approved by the Economic Development Commission on May 20, 2021. 

The next application cycle for Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants will open on July 1, 2021, and applications will be due September 1, 2021. 

The Advanced Industry Accelerator Programs were created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in Colorado’s advanced industries by driving innovation, accelerating commercialization, encouraging public-private partnerships, increasing access to early-stage capital and creating a strong infrastructure that increases the state’s capacity to be globally competitive. AIA encompasses three distinct grant programs: Proof of Concept, Early Stage Capital and Retention, and Commercialization Infrastructure.

Congratulations, again, on this great accomplishment.




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