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February 15, 2018
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Letter from CCIA
We know you get bombarded with emails about all sorts of stuff and it's hard to sift through the noise to find the substance. That's why we appreciate that you're here now, reading our newsletter. We work hard to find events, opportunities and information that are valuable to you.

Along those lines, we have a request for you - to help us understand more about your needs and how CCIA can help support your success and the growth of Colorado's cleantech industry.

We created this survey to follow the most innocuous and easy process that we could, while also collecting information that will help us help you. It doesn't have very many required questions, you can go as deep or as shallow as you like, and you can elect to fill it out anonymously or with a signature as you like.

Oh, and the cherry on top - there's a prize . One lucky survey-taker will win two free tickets to the 2018 Cleantech Awards Celebration this coming October.

Warm Regards,
The Team at CCIA
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2018 Cleantech Awards Celebration in October ($250 value)
Energy Connections
Tueday, February 27,
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Blockchain technology has the potential to accelerate the transition to a clean energy future and redesign the rules of the game on how energy is distributed and transacted. Globally, Australian, Japanese, and European energy providers are already starting to develop blockchain-based energy projects.

Our February program is sold out, please email Emily Long to get on the waiting list.
Mining Cleantech Challenge
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Mining Cleantech Challenge efficiently provides targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers with a mutually beneficial goal of meeting industry's needs while at the same time introducing innovative solutions to the marketplace. Now accepting applications from companies with innovative technologies applicable to the mining industry.

Deadline : February 28, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Energy Fellows Institute
May 16 - 23, 2018
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. The deep-dive immersive Institute provides interactions with the local and national advanced energy network; exposure to investors active in the sector; and a chance to learn about the latest energy innovations gaining market adoption. Now accepting applications for 2018 Fellows through April 18, 2018.
Workforce Information
Hire an Intern
Application Deadline TODAY - February 15

We are proud to be working with CDLE as an Industry Intermediary for the State of Colorado's Innovative Industries Internship program. Please check out the information at and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Mary Austin , or watch the new webinar created by CAMA.
Partner Deadlines & Events
Applications Now Open for Advanced Industries Early Stage Capital and Retention Grant
Application Deadline March 1

The purpose of the Advanced Industry Early Stage Capital and Retention Grant Program is to fund companies using technologies developed in proof of concept grants and other early stage start-ups that have created viable products, meet a market need, and can be created or manufactured in Colorado and exported globally. The Advanced Industries include aerospace, advanced manufacturing, bioscience, electronics, energy, infrastructure engineering, and technology and information. The application period is open through March 1, 2018. More information and apply here .
World Trade Center Spring 2018 Training
Multiple dates and programs now through May, 2018

The Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute is dedicated to providing practical, real-world training to ensure that you and your employees remain current on all of the nuances of international trade. As a separate 501(c)3, the Institute’s comprehensive trainings focus on realistic approaches and concrete anecdotes to a wide variety of international business subjects. Ranging from exporting to importing, compliance to intellectual property laws, harmonized code classifications to cross-cultural communications, the programs offered through the Institute address the full gambit of global trade and business. The breadth of trainings, in combination with an ever-changing calendar of roundtables and seminars, allows the World Trade Center Denver and the Institute to help the international business community address many of the challenges involved in international trade. More information here .
Cleantech Open 2018 Kickoff and Volunteer Appreciation
February 21, 5 - 8pm

Please join Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open at the Denver Press Club for networking, appetizers and drinks as well as formal recognition for our top volunteers and teams. We will also formally kick off the 2018 Program year with updates from National - new dates, new tools and new resources. 

Clean Cities Statewide Stakeholder Meeting
February 27, 10am - 2pm

Come learn about Panasonic’s Smart Cities Initiative with Colorado Springs, alternative fuel efforts including renewable natural gas, renewable hydrocarbon diesel, and biodiesel along with discussions with industry professionals.

NREL Meet with a Scientist: Dr. Kirsten Alberi
February 28, 12 - 1pm

What happens in an NREL lab? Engage in an interactive discussion with Dr. Kirstin Alberi about her life working on the development of semiconductor alloys for photovoltaic and solid-state lighting applications. Alberi will share visuals of her lab space while she discusses how scientific research is performed, how she works with NREL’s partners to accelerate the transfer of ideas to the market, and her contribution to the Lab’s impact on our national and global energy needs.

Climate Leadership Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2018

The Annual Climate Leadership Conference brings together influential climate, energy, and sustainability professionals from around the globe to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Join us for the 7th event to collaborate with an unparalleled group of experts and thought leaders, learn about cutting-edge carbon and energy practices, and navigate the climate policy landscape.

Solar Power Mountain West 2018
March 12 - 14, 2018

Solar Power Mountain West 2018 offers an exceptional value as THE place to network with hundreds of solar professionals and learn the latest. With a large expo hall showcasing new products and services and an action-packed program featuring nearly 100 expert speakers, this is your one-stop shop for learning what you need to succeed in the fast-changing solar market.

CSU Demo Day
April 10, 2018

You're Invited to Celebrate Innovation & Entrepreneurship at CSU Demo Day - Registration is free.

CSU Demo Day is a day for celebrating the most innovative, research-based ideas across campus and in our local community.

Don't miss the keynote by Dr. Stephen Badylak, MD. His work places high emphasis upon clinical translation of all activities in the laboratory and work conducted within the laboratory spans the full spectrum from basic science at the subcellular level to patient care at the bed side.

Green Transportation Summit & Expo
April 17-19, 2018

The Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region's premier fleet modernization and alternative fuels event. GTSE events offer information-packed sessions, prominent national and regional speakers, and the latest technologies from industry leaders. Fleet managers and clean-fleet stakeholders have relied on GTSE events to give them the best value for their time and budget, and the 9th annual installment promises to continue that trend.

EARTHx Summit
April 20-22, 2018

Be part of EARTHx, the nation’s largest earth day environmental expo, conference and clean tech investment forum, taking place April 20-22 in Dallas. The weekend brings together 120,000+ people, including leading national companies, elected officials, investors, media and not for profits involved in environmental issues. Click the link below or email Richard Eidlin for more information.

NREL Industry Growth Forum
May 3-4, 2018

For over twenty years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum has been the nation's premier clean energy investment event. The Forum features presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities.

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