Cleantech CURRENT
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May 22 , 2017
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CCIA Highlights

As we complete our sixth Energy Fellows Institute, introducing nine executives to the cleantech and energy industry, we're reminded of just how effective the CCIA community has become and of the committed suppor t of the member companies that participate in this progra m. Sincere appreciation to all our companies that support the educational agenda and to the participants who bring their thoughtful perspectives to this program.

CCIA, now with eight years of success in building and supporting Colorado's cleantech and energy economy, congratulates Chris Shapard on her new position as Chief of Staff of BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. CCIA has flourished under Chris' leadership and while we're saddened by her departure, we're excited to see her progress in pursuit of this opportunity and sincerely grateful for her undaunted energy in leading CCIA.

After holding the role of CCIA's Communications and Deputy Director these past eight years, I will be assuming the interim role of Executive Director as CCIA works through the transition period and an assessment of expansion strategy in the coming months.

Please join us in congratulating Chris and extending an appreciation for her years of leadership in CCIA.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Shelly Curtiss
Interim Executive Director

Upcoming CCIA Events 

Energy Connections
June 28, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
This widely popular breakfast series continues in June. Registration and topic announcement will be coming soon; keep an eye on your inbox.

Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge
Thursday, September 7
The Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. More information about the 2017 competition will be announced soon.

Annual Cleantech Awards Celebration
Wednesday, October 25
We're excited to announce a new venue in Boulder this year: Rayback Collective

The annual 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. Mark your calendars today and please plan to join us on October 25 in Boulder.

Policy Update

The dust has finally settled on the 2017 General Assembly and we're proud to announce that CCIA has had another successful session. We were able to pass our investment tax credit (HB 17-1090) extension and further protect the Advanced Industries grant program. Additionally, the arcane Hospital Provider Fee was re-categorized which should take some pressure on the state budget moving forward.

Unfortunately politics and interest groups managed to kill the funding for our partners at the important Colorado Energy Office.  At this point we are still in the dark about how this will impact their programs and staffing.  We strongly supported the continuation of the energy office despite several unfavorable provisions included in the bill listed below (SB 17-301). 

New Members
Apollo Hybrid
Wave Solar Technologies has become Apollo Hybrid, and they are one of CCIA's newest members. Apollo brings energy efficiency and more affordable solar power to the homeowner and small commercial building market. Their system combines solar thermal energy plus natural gas heat to drive a steam engine. The leftover heat runs the air conditioning and makes hot water in a cogeneration process. This system is friendly for the environment and affordable for the homeowner with a 5 to 7 year payback. It generates all the forms of energy a house uses, 24/7 if needed. You can reach founder and CEO Ed VanDyne via email.

Calvert Advisors
Calvert Advisors, LLC, formed in 2008, operates as a traditional commercial and financial advisory firm, focused on companies with a high technological component, and entrepreneurs whose business model is grounded in disruptive and innovative technologies. Calvert also serves as a retained advisor to a major global company that has applied innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating and transmitting electricity from renewable and conventional resources, developing energy storage technologies, and producing drinking water from sea water.

CoResource Solutions
Utilizing their patented nanopolymer technology and proprietary (patent pending), automated mixing and delivery process; chemistry and physics combine to allows CoResource Solutions to deal with wastewater rapidly, efficiently and effectively. Worry less about your water and more about your operations. 

Flatirons HR Solutions
Founded by Kristen Aldretti, Flatirons HR Solutions provides the services of an accomplished HR leader to the startup and small company community. With a unique skillset that includes experience gained within organizations that range from early stage through Fortune 100, Kristen is passionate about helping clean tech leaders implement innovative people practices that will help drive their success. Key services include employee policy and program design, recruiting top talent, providing "on-call" HR for occasional needs or part-time ongoing support, benefits, and organizational and team development.  You may email Kristen Aldretti  or check out their website.

Partner News and Events
Hot Off the Press: the 2017 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index
The U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index tracks and ranks the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. - from EV (electric vehicles) and renewables adoption to policy and investment activity. T his year's Index highlights that states and cities are playing an outsized role in the expansion of clean energy, transportation, and energy efficiency.
Upcoming Partner Events

Golden Startup Showcase

June 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
You're invited to the first event in a series highlighting companies found in the Golden area. Hosted by Rockies Venture Club and Traxion. View the invitation online or RSVP with your interest.

COSEIA Solstice Celebration
June 21, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Join COSEIA at their Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21st for a night of fun in the sun! Come and celebrate the successes of the solar industry and enjoy live bluegrass music, games, food and drink, and more. Buy your tickets today.
TAP-IN 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
Vairex takes home the Governor's Export Award
In partnership with the annual World Trade Day event, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) recognizes outstanding Colorado exporters.  Congrats to our friends at Vairex for taking home the award this year!
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
14062 Denver West Parkway
Building 52, Suite 300
Golden, Colorado 80401
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