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.
- Prepared in cooperation with the Denver Research Institute, and the Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver Division.
Denver Urban Observatory935 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO United States 80206
Denver UniversityDenver Research Institute
Denver, CO United States 80210
Martin Marietta CorporationDenver Division, P.O. Box 179
Denver, CO United States 80201
National Science FoundationApplied Science and Research Applications, 1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 64 p.
- TRT Terms: Access; Air pollution; Benefits; City planning; Computers; Counties; Information dissemination; Information processing; Local government; Maintenance; Police; Problem solving; Protective clothing; Savings; Science; Sewerage structures; Streets; Technical assistance; Technological innovations; Technology; Technology transfer; Traffic signals; Urban areas; Utilization
- Uncontrolled Terms: Sanitation
- Geographic Terms: Colorado
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Education and Training; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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