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April 18, 2019
Letter from CCIA
It's that time of year! So much is going on between conferences, breakfasts, happy hours, meetings, dinners, summits and everything in between. We have an Energy Connections breakfast next week that you can register for now and a long list of community events coming up before the summer.

So we won't keep you any longer. Go and enjoy the busy season!
CCIA Events & Announcements
Energy Connections: National Western Center

April 23, 2019
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

The popular, always sold-out Energy Connections breakfast panel series continues in 2019 focusing on The Circular Energy Economy. Join us April 23 for a case study of the reimagined National Western Center with insight into this current large-scale development with ambitious energy and environment goals.
Inaugural Commercial Vehicle
Cleantech Challenge

July 10, 2019

We are thrilled to announce our third challenge, this one addressing clean technology solutions for the modern trucking industry. Following the popular and unique model CCIA is now known for, the Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge will be held July 10, 2019. CCIA will begin accepting applications on April 29.
Colorado School of Mines Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Career Fair  

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Berthoud 241 and 243
CO School of Mines, Golden
Professionals will introduce career paths within their industries related to renewable energy, energy efficiency and storage, including wind, solar, policy and economics and give advice on how students can enter the profession. Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to network with the panelists along with several other organizations.
If you are interested in participating, and for more information, please RSVP to Wendy Winter-Searcy, , 303-273-3235.
Factor(e) Ventures Summer Internship  

Factor[e] Ventures is an impact investment firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with offices in Mumbai, India, Nairobi, Kenya, and London, UK. Factor[e] Ventures has invested in several dynamic and exciting early-stage companies who are working hard to make access to electricity attainable to the poorest people in emerging markets. They are looking for an intern that could work with one or more of these companies to work on exploratory projects that will benefit low-income customers connected to microgrids in remote areas. Email for the job description and application information.
Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
Advanced Industries (AI) Export Accelerator Grant Program Accepting Applications
Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.

The Advanced Industries (AI) Export Accelerator Grant program 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.

Grants are available for up to $15,000 for eligible costs for small and medium-sized AI businesses in aerospace, infrastructure engineering, advanced manufacturing, energy and natural resources, bioscience, electronics, and technology and information.

Partner Events
Fueling the Future - A Day at Capitol with Colorado Clean Cities
April 22, 2019

Join Clean Cities at the Colorado State Capitol on earth day, April 22nd. Come participate in meetings with Members of State Congress and their staff. This event will include an opportunity to meet with Colorado State legislators, tour the capital, and sit in on a congressional session, and more. The goal is to give the community a voice and educate policymakers about how sustainable and practical alternative fuel transportation technology is for Colorado.

CSU Demo Day
April 23, 2019
Fort Collins

CSU Demo Day celebrates the most innovative, research-based ideas across campus and in our local community. Come to the Lory Student Center for an afternoon event that highlights the growing innovation and entrepreneurial culture of CSU and Northern Colorado. Registration is FREE and lunch provided for all registered attendees.

The Wright
April 30 - May 3, 2019

Inspired by hard working, independent-minded men and women of the Rocky Mountain Region, The Wright brings 3 days of discussions, workshops, keynotes and events all culminating in the high-energy, much-anticipated Award Night program.

Energy Tech Showcase
May 7, 2019

The Energy Tech Showcase (ETS) connects upstream, midstream and service companies with innovative technology-based solutions that help solve operational and business challenges. Our events are designed to be low-stress, high-energy and above all fun.

NREL Industry Growth Forum and Emerging Markets Day
May 8-10, 2019

Join 400 investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals at the 2019 NREL Industry Growth Forum. The Forum showcases innovative technologies and disruptive business solutions, while convening a collaborative community of thought leaders, cleantech startups, investors, industry, startup support organizations and NREL experts. Since the Forum’s inception, presenting companies have collectively raised over $6 billion dollars in follow-on funding. Use the code NETWORK100 for $100 off the price of registration !

Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Conference
May 13-15, 2019

The mission of the Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) is to provide you with a content-rich, high level experience to help you increase energy efficiency, reduce cost, and minimize your impact on the environment. They take a different approach by bringing together industry changemakers to share their wealth of experience and tried-and-tested best practices to leave you with an arsenal of new information, tools maximize your efficiency and performance, and a wide network of elite peers from across industries.

World Trade Day
May 14, 2019

World Trade Day is the largest international trade and investment conference in the Rocky Mountain Region with over 700 participants. This year’s conference will address the current challenges and opportunities of global trade through a series of keynote speakers, short talks by trade experts followed by a networking reception, as well as an expo featuring the region’s top global businesses. Join us to discuss the impacts of global trade on our region and learn how to jump-start your business, mitigate risk and leverage the latest technology and strategies to boost your global operations and #TradeOn

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
July 8-10, 2019

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit (The Summit) is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America's energy challenges in new and innovative ways. Now in its tenth year, the Summit offers a unique, three-day program aimed at moving transformational energy technologies out of the lab and into the market.

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