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Hickenlooper Celebrates Colorado’s NSF Engine Funding at CSU Fort Collins

Feb 16, 2024

CO-WY Climate Resilience Engine will receive up to $15M for two years

Eligible to receive up to $160M over 10 years

FORT COLLINS – Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper celebrated the recent U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) designation of the Colorado-Wyoming Climate Resilience Engine as one of the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines at CSU Fort Collins. Hickenlooper joined a celebration with Innosphere Ventures, NSF Assistant Director of the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, and other partners to highlight the impact the CO-WY Climate Resilience Engine will have advancing the region’s science and technology leadership and creating thousands of new, good-paying jobs in Colorado. 

“Having a climate resilience engine is a major step forward! We are guaranteeing that as this Great Transition goes forward, Colorado and Wyoming are going to be a big part of it,” said Senator Hickenlooper. “This is a time to take a moment to celebrate, but to really look out at the future and say ‘here we go!’”

The NSF Engines program is one of the single largest investments in place-based research and development in the nation’s history – placing science and technology as the central drivers for regional economic competitiveness. The CO-WY Engine is one of 10 NSF engines across 18 states that will compete for future NSF investments, totaling nearly $1.6 billion nationwide over the next decade.


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