Hickenlooper will visit the University of Northern Colorado to sign the Advanced Industries Accelerator Act, which creates a grant program to promote commercialization of new technologies. Rep. Dave Young, D-Greeley and Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, as well as Sens. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, and Pat Steadman, D-Denver, introduced House Bill 1001.
Colorado-based companies focusing on advanced manufacturing, aerospace, life sciences, electronics, energy and natural resources, infrastructure engineering and information technology can qualify for the grants. The grants will range from $150,000 to $500,000.