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June 21, 2018
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Letter from CCIA
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CCIA is fortunate to collaborate with many in our local international community. Key in these partnerships is the Canadian Consulate , the UK Trade and Investment Office , the World Trade Center Denver and the State's Office of Economic Development and International Trade . For many in the cleantech space, international partnerships, investment and exports are critical success factors. Colorado has a supportive and collaborative international business community and I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the amazing resources available to those interested in expanding their international footprint. We work closely with the following and would be happy to make an introduction if needed:

Canadian Consulate - Our partners on the Oil & Gas and Mining Cleantech Challenges, the Canadian consulate supports cleantech efforts across Colorado. Contact Stephen Davis or Stan Pence for more information.

State Office of Eco Dev & Int'l Trade - The State offers the AI Export Grant program to help cleantech companies expand their business opportunities abroad. Check out the Green Expo trade mission the State is taking to Mexico this September.

UK Trade & Investment - The UK Government Office in Denver works to promote UK business, economic, political, and research ties between the UK and Colorado. For more about the UK’s cleantech landscape, please contact Erin Kuhn (British Consul for Colorado).

World Trade Center Denver - Interested in learning the ins and out of exporting? Check out the WTC Denver's educational programs .
Sincerely,
Shelly Curtiss
CCIA Executive Director
We're Moving!
As of June 29, 2018, CCIA is moving to new offices. Please change your records to the following:

Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
1607 Cole Blvd, Building 16
Golden, CO 80401
CCIA Events
Energy Connections
July 17, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Denver
In 2018, our popular quarterly Energy Connections breakfast panel series is focusing on energy resilience and the new technologies that help or hinder energy production and distribution. We'll announce the topic for our upcoming Energy Connections soon.
Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge
September 6, 2018
Denver
CCIA is now accepting applications for the OGCC through July 31, 2018. The OGCC is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. As the oil and natural gas industry evolves and faces challenging markets, it continues to invest in technologies that address methane mitigation, resource usage, water quality and operational risks.
Annual Cleantech Awards Celebration
October 24, 2018
Boulder
We'll be returning to Boulder and Rayback Collective for our ninth annual Awards Celebration, save the date for October 24! Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration brings the cleantech community together to honor the creativity, innovation, and dedication to a cleaner energy future put forth by Colorado’s entrepreneurs, educators, corporate innovators, volunteers and policymakers.
CCIA's Blog
Our blog has seen new focus and energy in 2018, and we're proud to feature content such as new member profiles, Energy Fellows Institute interviews, partner posts, Innovative Energy Review articles and more great news from, with and about our extended community. Check out some of the recent posts.
Energy I-Corps Update

Our sincere appreciation goes out to everyone who takes a call or schedules a meeting with the Energy I-Corps participants. Now in Cohort 7 we've built a strong, sustainable program and we couldn't have done it without the support of Colorado's outstanding energy community. A special thank you goes out to the executives who joined us for Energy I-Corps Industry Night earlier this month. Thanks to Hunter Albright, Drew Crouch, Steve Hane, Sally Hatcher, Tim Heaton, Erik Host-Steen, Richard Kinsman, Caleb Scalf and Ed Williams for their participation in the team speed pitch session.
Partner News & Events
CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase
June 25, 2018
Seattle, Washington

Join CleanTech Alliance on June 25 in Seattle to attend the CleanTech Innovation Showcase – their premier full day event to experience the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives.

E2 Panel Discussion: Shrinking the Landfill - Increase Waste Diversion
June 26, 2018, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Alliance Center, Denver

A five-part series of events this year sponsored by Environmental Entrepreneurs and the Natural Resources Defense Council, is designed to bring advocates, business leaders, and residents together to move forward on clean transportation, renewable energy, energy-efficiency and equitable access to clean air, water, healthy food, and natural resources for all residents.

The second in the 5-part series is:
Shrinking the Landfill: Increase Waste Diversion and Food Waste Reduction

Please join NRDC and E2 to hear from local and state leaders discuss strategies for policy, infrastructure, end markets, and the barriers and opportunities in waste diversion.

Reinventing Power Documentary Screening
June 28, 2018, 6:30 pm
Aurora

Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom takes us across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. Over the film’s 50 minutes, you’ll meet people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation.

Join Ecotech Institute with 350 Colorado and Working Families for an exclusive screening. Doors will open at 6:30pm for attendees to peruse informational tables of about sponsoring organizations and learn about clean energy and clean jobs initiatives right here in Colorado. The film will begin at 7:00pm.

Following the film, stick around for Q&A about Colorado's renewable energy industry with Chris Gorrie, President of Ecotech Institute.

Green Expo in Mexico City
Applications due July 2
September 4-6, 2018
Mexico City

Colorado cleantech companies are encouraged to apply for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) for the opportunity to attend The Green Expo® Trade Show, September 4 - 6, 2018, in partnership with the Global Business Development division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT).

NREL Industry/Postdoc Symposium
August 28, 2018
NREL, Golden

We are happy to extend an invitation attend the annual NREL Industry/Postdoc Symposium on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at NREL. 
 
This research symposium offers a unique opportunity for networking, postdoc recruitment, and potential collaboration development at a high-caliber showcase event.

Contact Taylor Moot to learn more about the Symposium.
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