Cleantech CURRENT
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April 20 , 2017
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CCIA Highlights
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Connecting CCIA's community and the larger community of clean technology innovators, to global customers, continues to be a sweet spot for our organization.

Last week's Mining Cleantech Challenge once again proved the success of the model we began three years ago with the oil and gas industry. In fact, we heard from one of our mining partners that they would invest in one of the pitching companies "today." Not only does this model connect innovators to potential customers, but it also serves to attract companies to relocate to Colorado - like the company  CoResource Solutions, who are moving their headquarters to Colorado based on their experience in our Oil & Gas Challenge in 2016.

Partnering with global industry leaders to help identify their technology needs, then sourcing technologies on their behalf, has been shown to be a winner. Facilitating access to customers, capital, pilots and contracts is in the wheelhouse of what CCIA stands for and we intend to extend this reach to other industries when the time is right.

Chris Shapard
CCIA Executive Director

Upcoming CCIA Events 

iUnit at NREL Tour
May 4, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. - This program has reached the maximum number of registrants.
CCIA members, partners and affiliates are invited to a special tour of the apartment of the future. The modular microgrid ready prototype apartment iUnit has arrived at the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) at NREL. 

Energy Fellows Institute - 
Application Deadline is April 25!
May 10-17 Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Front Range
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. Applications for the May 2017 program are  due by April 25 . Apply today .

Energy Connections - Save the Date
June 28, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
This widely popular breakfast series continues in June. Keep an eye out for registration information, as Energy Connections always fill up quickly.

Policy Update

Our CCIA co-sponsored bill, HB 17-1090 (Advanced Industry Investor Tax Credit Extension) is still waiting for a House Appropriations Committee hearing. Right now with all the budget uncertainty, legislators are prioritizing which bills this year will get funded in the FY 2017/18 budget. The bill is being amended to continue to extend for 5 years but with $750k being available for 2018 and $1.5 million for four additional years.  

Stay tuned next week for the next installment of the Under of the Dome update with a breakdown of all the bills we are watching on behalf of the cleantech business community.

New Member
Ecosystems helps owners, managers, and tenants of commercial buildings save money and reduce energy consumption.
Founded in 2010 in Boulder, Colorado, Ecosystems has steadily grown beyond the Front Range of Colorado into a leading provider of energy saving services with more than 300 clients spanning seven states.

Workforce Information
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Member Company Job Postings

Geotech Environmental Equipment
Several positions
Looking to use and enhance your skills in a dynamic environmental equipment company? Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc. is the place for you. Geotech is a leader in the environmental industry and offers a fun and challenging work place. 

Geotech Environmental Equipment, Inc. is accepting resumes for the following positions:
National Sales Manager
Manufacturing/Warehouse Personnel
Mechanical Engineer
Administrative Assistant

Wunder Capital
Director of Capital Markets
Wunder has an amazing opportunity for an experienced, driven, sales-oriented financial professional to join the fast-growing startup. You will work closely with founders and institutional investors, developing a capital network that is robust enough to meet their solar financing demand, now and into the future. Specifically, you will be charged with identifying, pitching, and closing small, flexible institutional capital sources (like family offices), and ensuring that a happy, healthy, long-term relationship is established. More information and apply here.

Partner News and Events
Cleantech Open Accelerator Program Accepting Applications
Cleantech Open is a global accelerator for early-stage clean technology startup companies. They run an annual six-month program to connect startups with the people, resources, and visibility to help them succeed.

Since 2005, the Cleantech Open has awarded over $6 million in cash and services to cleantech startups. The 1000+ companies in the Cleantech Open's Accelerator Programs have raised more than $1.1 billion in external capital. Apply here.

TAP-IN Colorado Launched 
TAP-IN is a reverse pitch event where end users from the water community pitch their specific water challenges to entrepreneurs, equipping them with valuable insight into real needs, while revealing potential open markets prime for entrepreneurial solutions. 

The mission of TAP-IN is to create the platform for Coloradan to "tap in" to the creative current that flows throughout our state to solve our greatest water challenges. TAP-IN starts with the real-world problem and calls upon our diverse innovation community to collaborate and partner to solve it. Learn more.

CU Boulder Study Shows State Labs Have Huge Impact
Federally funded research facilities in Colorado contributed an estimated $2.6 billion to the state's economy in 2016 and supported more than 17,600 jobs, according to a new report from the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business. 

Upcoming Partner Events

Israel Colorado Innovation
April 26 & 27
Innosphere, along with the Israel - Colorado Innovation Fund, is excited to be hosting 15 of the most promising Israeli energy companies later this month in Denver and Fort Collins. The Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund invites you to an exclusive reception for investors and corporations to meet the 15 Israeli energy companies, and hear from the Colorado Energy Office. Register for the April 26 Denver reception, and/or register for the April 27 B2B in Fort CollinsRegistration closes today, don't hesitate.

TAP-IN Colorado Source & Cycle
June 21, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Source & Cycle is the first TAP-IN (see information above) reverse pitch innovation challenge event where end users pitch their specific problems to the entrepreneurial, innovation, and business community. Then, end users and attendees will discuss the problems, gather information that could power solutions, and build connections to innovate together. Source & Cycle calls upon end users working in rainwater, stormwater, potable water, groundwater, reclaimed and reused water, wastewater, and sustainable/green infrastructure. More information and register.

International News
Does Your Technology Belong in India?
Mr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Advisor to India's Ministry of Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy will be visiting Denver on May 30 in the afternoon and is scouting for technologies to power the country's conversion to clean sources. In particular he would like to meet with companies that have more mature technologies that are already being deployed and have market potential in India. The sectors he is interested in include electric vehicles (not just the vehicles themselves, but their components and related technologies), microgrids, energy efficiency in buildings and homes, grid integration and energy storage.

If you believe your company would be a good fit for this meeting, please contact CCIA to discuss. CCIA will coordinate with the Colorado Office of Economic Development to vet interested companies in order to present only 4-5 to Mr. Jhunjhunwala.

Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
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Golden, Colorado 80401
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