IMPROVING LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Colorado Innovation Center (CIC) has completed the second phase of its public-private technological innovation program to provide problem-solving assistance to the city and county of Denver, city of Longmont, city of Englewood, city of Aurora, city of Lakewood, and Boulder County. During 1977-1978, CIC has identified over 180 technical problems and has acted upon 70. Estimates collected to date by the Denver Research Institute indicate that direct cost-saving and cost-avoidance benefits derived from the program amount to at least $1,300,000. Indirect benefits range from graduate students gaining experience in technology transfer, on-the-job accidents for firemen being reduced, and city officials having direct access to recently developed technology. The problem-solving actions have ranged from evaluating bullet-proof vests for police departments, to redesigning malfunctioning traffic signal devices, to assisting the Denver Police Department and the cities of Aurora and Englewood in solving computer problems and the city and county of Denver in developing strategies to combat air pollution. Of the 180 problems, 23 have been identified as being common to most of the cities and counties participating in the CIC. Five problems have been identified as high priority: efficient computer utilization; street maintenance and patching; soil stabilization; methane in landfills; and application and removal of markings and paint from streets and airport runways.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Denver Research Institute, and the Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver Division.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Denver Urban Observatory

    935 Colorado Boulevard
    Denver, CO  USA  80206

    Denver University

    Denver Research Institute
    Denver, CO  USA  80210

    Martin Marietta Corporation

    Denver Division, P.O. Box 179
    Denver, CO  USA  80201

    National Science Foundation

    Applied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 64 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00192144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-780445
  • Contract Numbers: NSF-ISP75-22819
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM