Cleantech CURRENT
The monthly newsletter from Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

January 19, 2017
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CCIA Highlights
A letter from our Executive Director
Chris Shapard Headshot
Welcome to 2017! CCIA has some of the same, and some new, initiatives planned for the year and we are excited to share them with you. 

As a lways, you will get the most out of your CCIA membership if you attend events, contact us with questions or let us know about your job openings, financing, or any other company news. 

We have policy and industry connections in other states and countries, and are networked with non-cleantech industries, research universities/labs and policy makers within Colorado. Email or call and we'll make every effort to find what you need.
Your membership in CCIA helps maintain a professional, full time organization, dedicated to the growth of Colorado's clean technology industries. We appreciate your support.

Chris Shapard
CCIA Executive Director

Upcoming CCIA Events 

Energy Connections: Denver's Smart City - The Future is Closer than You Think
Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Faegre Baker Daniels, Denver
The city of the future is here - and it's a smart city. It's Connected, Intelligent and Responsive and includes Buildings, Transportation and Energy. Panasonic, Xcel Energy and NREL are all working on various aspects of what it takes to build a smart city and will discuss how Denver's smart city may take shape, what outcomes are expected when it's complete and what it means for Colorado's energy future. Stay tuned for registration information.

NREL Industry Growth Forum
April 13-14
Westin Downtown Denver
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum is now open for registration! Please be sure to register and mark your calendar for the Industry Growth Forum April 13-14, 2017 at the Westin in downtown Denver, Colorado. Event details and more information can be found on the Industry Growth Forum website.

Energy Fellows Institute
May 10-17  
Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and surrounding communities
Energy Fellows Institute is an executive immersion program providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, opportunity, skills and community to develop leaders ready to succeed in world changing advanced energy businesses. We are now accepting applications for the May 2017 program. Apply today.
New Members
ALD NanoSolutions
ALD NanoSolutions is the world leader in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on particles and polymers. The precise design of ALD materials on substrates can significantly improve device lifetime, safety and other properties with cost-effective production. Current markets include energy, lighting, and biomedical. ALD NanoSolutions was founded in 2001 as a spin out from University of Colorado Boulder.

Clareo Partners
Clareo is a Chicago-based innovation and growth strategy firm. At Clareo, we help leaders adapt their businesses and create new ways to grow in rapidly changing markets. Together, we build the plans and capabilities that deliver results. We assist clients in improving strategy execution, finding radical efficiency gains, developing entrepreneurial capabilities, taking new ideas to market, exploring plausible futures, and investing in business ecosystems.

The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) has been leading our state's solar sector since 1989. With 200 member organizations, COSEIA works to expand solar markets and to remove market barriers to generate jobs and prosperity. COSEIA works actively at the PUC and Legislature to advance solar policy. Through the annual Solar Power Colorado conference and other events, COSEIA conducts solar outreach and education. 

REsurgent Energy
REsurgent Energy helps Small Commercial customers reduce energy costs and overcome historical challenges in accessing the benefits of sustainable energy. Recently, they were one of three clean tech companies inducted into the Fort Collins/Denver Innosphere accelerator in 2017.
Policy Update

The Colorado General Assembly officially kicked off the new session last week on January 11. The first week is largely ceremonial but look for more bills impacting the cleantech business community to be introduced in the next few weeks. Once again, the annual budget is one the biggest topics due to Colorado's unique constitutional constraints. While both sides of the aisle want to invest more in transportation infrastructure and education the real question is where does the money come from? One bill we know CCIA will be working on is a 5-year extension and expansion of the Advanced Industries Investor tax credit. Stay tuned for future policy updates from the State legislature.
Workforce Information
Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program
In addition to credit, funding and job training programs, a set of five advanced industry grants make up the Advanced Industries Accelerator programs which are designed to promote growth and sustainability in these industries by helping accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, increase access to early stage capital and create a strong ecosystem that increases the state's global competitiveness. Learn more about these available opportunities by exploring the programs below.
Professor at CU-Boulder Seeks Project Sponsors
Professor Richard Mignogna, who is teaching an Energy Policy Projects course (ENST-4150) in the Environmental Studies Department at the University of Colorado - Boulder this semester, is seeking project sponsors to engage small student groups in projects that will solve a real need for the sponsor. The goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to complete a real world project that is or would be of interest to a corporate, governmental, or other NGO sponsor in the realm of energy policy and regulation. Suitable subject areas include, but are not limited to, utilities and electrical generation, transmission, fossil fuel development, alternative energy resources, transportation fuels, transportation technologies, and energy storage among others.

The semester runs from mid-January through the end of April. Student groups will present their final reports to the class and their sponsors some time in the last two weeks of April. The students will not be paid and it is suggested that any funds that would otherwise be available to pay interns instead be used to cover any project related expenses.

For more information, please email or call Richard Mignogna,  303.875.0857.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Is Recruiting Host Companies
The Colorado BioScience Institute's Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program is currently recruiting host companies for their fourth summer of impacting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in Colorado. The RET program provides middle and high school teachers real-world STEM company learning experiences and helps them translate that experience and new knowledge into the classroom. This year's program will run June 5 - June 30, 2017, and is currently seeking host companies & mentors throughout the Advanced Industry sectors to help support the growing needs of K-12 STEM education. For additional program information please visit  their website or to sign up to host a teacher this year, please contact Meg John

Member Company Job Postings

Data Analyst, Technology Research
Are your chops in data analytics? Is Python your language of choice? Do you dig smart thermostats and energy efficiency? Tendril is looking for a top-notch Data Analyst to join our Decision Science team and help us transform the energy industry. Full job description here.

Development Manager, RES Distributed
Project Development Manager for RES Distributed will manage all aspects of the project development process including contract reviews, site identification, site viability, landowner negotiations, legal and technical feasibility studies, environmental permitting, land use approval, and local/state/federal permitting. This individual will manage subcontracted groups and internal resources including engineers, contractors, and consultants to progress the project development effort from conception thru financing to commencement of construction in order to meet RES Distributed goals. Full job description here.
Partner News and Events
OEDIT Welcomes New Director
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) says good bye to Fiona Arnold executive director and welcomes Stephanie Copeland to the helm. Stephanie, whose career spans close to three decades in the telecommunications sector, will begin as the new executive director of OEDIT effective January 2017. She will replace Fiona, who has served in the role since November 2014. Read more.

NREL Announces IN2 Participants Program
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will help an additional 10 companies advance their technologies under the third round of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) program, a five-year, $10 million program designed to facilitate early-stage technologies that provide scalable solutions to reduce the energy impact of commercial buildings. Read more.

New Director for the Colorado Energy Office
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that Kathleen Staks has been appointed executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, effective Jan. 20, 2017. She will replace Jeff Ackermann, who was recently appointed to the Public Utilities Commission. Read more.

Upcoming Partner Events
On Pace for C-PACE
Monday, January 23, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Come learn how Colorado's C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) program is creating public-private partnerships that advance our Clean Energy Economy. Networking and panel discussion co-hosted by E2 and Pos-En. Register as a guest of CCIA.

Cleantech Open Global Forum

February 6-10, 2017
An expanded event that includes the Global Forum of the past decade, the Cleantech Week will showcase a new crop of cleantech entrepreneurs as well as a new cleantech innovation system.

Cleantech Open
Solar Power Colorado (SPC)

March 13-15, 2017
Solar Power Colorado is the largest solar conference in the Rocky Mountain Region, and CCIA is partnering with COSEIA. It has a long tradition of being the place to explore the latest technologies and policy initiatives, and brainstorm plans that will advance the solar industry. Join new NREL Director Dr. Martin Keller, former Gov. Bill Ritter and Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne at this year's gathering. 

International News
Advanced Industries Export Grant Program
The Advanced Industries (AI) Export Accelerator Grant program, administered by the Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), is now accepting applications from current and aspiring Colorado exporters in the Advanced Industries who are looking to offset international business development and marketing costs. Questions can be emailed to Laura Brindle at
Global Consultant Network
The Global Consultant Network provides a network of international consultants who connect Colorado companies to global opportunities. Colorado companies have access to international consultants in major markets including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Germany, Japan, UAE and China that provide valuable in-country market research. Learn more about Global Consultant Network. Questions can be emailed to Laura Brindle at

Global Business (GBI) Inroads Seeks Technology - Deadline Tomorrow!
Global Business Inroads is working with a large multinational corporation seeking wet waste management technology solutions for the Indian market. The company is one of the world's leading suppliers of technology and services and they are seeking to collaborate with start-ups, SMEs, corporates and R&D organizations to exclusively commercialize decentralized solutions (to be used at individual homes or in communities such as apartment complexes) that can treat kitchen waste at source in India.  Email Harsha Lingam  for more information.
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