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August 20, 2018
Letter from CCIA
One of CCIA's objectives is to help innovative cleantech companies enter the commercial market. Our fifth annual Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge will be September 6, and we are excited to offer our oil & gas partners another round of innovative clean technology solutions.

Each year our partners (BP, ConocoPhillips, and Noble Energy) identify common challenges facing their industry that might be mitigated through a clean technology solution. Based on the identified challenges in the oil & gas industry (advanced materials and chemicals, water, methane detection/control, remote/distributed power, remote sensing, etc.) CCIA implements a national call for applications and the industry partners choose which companies they would like to invite to Denver in order to learn more. This year, we are hosting ten companies, five of which are from Canada. 

Please join us for the VIP Reception and meet the presenting companies!
Mary Austin
CCIA Partnerships Director
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CCIA Events
Oil & Gas
Cleantech Challenge
VIP Reception
September 6, 2018
Join us to celebrate the presenting companies and the winner of the $5,000 prize at the Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge VIP Reception. 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.
Cleantech Awards Celebration
October 24, 2018
We'll be returning to Boulder and Rayback Collective for the Cleantech Awards Celebration, Wednesday, October 24! This event 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.
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Partner News & Events
Partner News & Deadlines
September 1, 2018

Traxion, Golden’s award-winning venture catalyst program, is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 program that begins in early October. Traxion works closely with strategic partner Colorado School of Mines and the local business community to provide aspiring founders with a fundamental educational curriculum based on the Lean Canvas business plan model, ongoing access to industry experts, professional support service providers and experienced entrepreneurs committed to the success of participating companies and guidance on obtaining access to early-stage investment capital.
NREL Industry Growth Forum Accepting Applications

The Industry Growth Forum is now accepting applications! The Industry Growth Forum is the premier cleantech investment event in the country. Hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, the Industry Growth Forum provides many opportunities to accelerate your company’s growth. As a startup applicant you will have the chance to present to over 400 of the world’s leading cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals.
World Trade Center Educational Programs

The Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute is dedicated to providing practical, real-world training to ensure that Colorado citizens remain current on all of the nuances of international trade. A variety of new topics are being introduced this fall and spring, all of which add to the diverse spectrum of the training offerings. A full schedule is now open for the Spring term. Click here to view and register for a training offered in the spring or here for more info about the programs and the Institute.
Cleantech Offices at CSU Powerhouse

The Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus is more than just a hub of research, it is also a place of innovation. The Powerhouse consists of a state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot green building that is a model for sustainable building practices and innovative architectural design. In 2015, the campus was awarded the Platinum Level LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council. An array of clean-tech ventures are located on the 4th floor of our building in the Resident Enterprise Partner Zone (REPZ), where they are able to meet, discuss, and collaborate with other companies involved in energy development and production, and bounce ideas off our in-house academic researchers. 

Learn more about current partners located at the Powerhouse Energy Campus.
Please contact Kate Laughery if you are interested in space at the Powerhouse or learning more about the research at the campus. 
Alt Fuels Colorado Now Accepting Applications

The Alt Fuels Colorado program will provide funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles. The next application round closes on September 27th, 2018.
Partner Events
Silverton Innovation Expo
August 28 - 30
Silverton, Colorado

Mountain Studies Institute is proud to announce that the 2nd annual Silverton Innovation Expo to be held August 28th -30th in Silverton, CO. The gathering will be a meeting of the minds, bringing together industry representatives, government agencies, scientists, nonprofits and citizens to explore the need for innovation through expert presentations, networking opportunities, poster sessions and field tours of active reclamation sites.

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.
Green Expo in Mexico City
September 4-6, 2018
Mexico City

The Green Expo is the industry’s most important event in Latin America, designed to present and promote new technology to face the issues arising from climate change, and focusing on a Circular Economy.

California Climate Cup
September 10, 2018
Los Angeles

The California Climate Cup is a competition seeking cleantech innovators from around the World, focused on finding transformative climate solutions for megacities & regions in zero emissions transportation, the energy/transportation nexus, & digital tools for sustainability.

Spark Tank & Engage Energy Colorado
September 17-18, 2018
Paonia, Colorado

Pitch your startup to Energy industry decision-makers, experts, investors, and national representatives of coal-impacted communities at the 2nd Annual Energy Conference of ENGAGE in Paonia, Colorado on September 17, 2018. Colorado-based startups in the Energy sector are invited to APPLY TO SPARK TANK , an event sponsored by Startup Colorado. Five companies will be chosen to pitch their company and to schedule short meetings with registered energy leaders or potential investors and customers attending the conference. This is a fantastic opportunity for startups seeking test projects or to get market traction!

Colorado School of Mines SBIR/STTR Workshop
September 20, 2018
Golden, Colorado

Sponsored by the Colorado School of Mines Office of Research and Technology Transfer, this half-day workshop is geared towards those who wish to submit winning Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

2018 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research
October 4, 2018

Save the date for the annual CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research, which takes place at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science this October 4, 2018.
CREA Energy Innovations Summit
October 29, 2018

Highlights of the 2018 Energy Innovations Summit include sessions covering a variety of topics, including energy efficiency & demand response, forecasting renewable energy, examining energy storage technology, blockchains and the power industry, beneficial electrification, EV fast charging technology and community choice aggregation.

Sustainable Denver Summit
November 29, 2018

Mayor Michael B. Hancock's 4th annual Sustainable Denver Summit is Colorado's premier gathering of over 700 industry leaders and professionals working on today's most important sustainability solutions. It's a must-attend event to hear from inspiring speakers, network with who's who, and learn from experts abut cutting edge trends, technologies and topics.

Registration Opens September 2018
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