Cleantech CURRENT
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August 22, 2019
Letter from CCIA
With summer simmering to a close and school back in session it can only mean one thing here at CCIA - it's Cleantech Awards season! 

We're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting the event in Golden this year for the first time. After years in Denver and Boulder, it's only fair to bring the 2019 event to Golden and we're excited to throw the party at the newly renovated Buffalo Rose!  

There’s an added bonus for attendees of the Awards Celebration this year: we're working with partners in Golden to offer exclusive tours of some of the region's cleantech and energy hotspots. We'll open tour registrations soon. 

If you've joined us in the past, you know the Awards Celebration is the cleantech event of the year and we're looking forward to a big crowd this year. Please sign up today and if you'd like to sponsor the event , we'd be honored to have you.

Shelly Curtiss
Executive Director
CCIA Events
Registration Now Open!

October 16, 2019
at the newly renovated and very chic
Golden, Colorado

The annual see-and-be-seen event in the cleantech business community in Colorado will be held for the first time in Golden, at the newly renovated Buffalo Rose. Save the date for the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration and check out our website for more info.

Register early for a chance to access exclusive tours of local industry leaders' facilities, including NREL, CoorsTek and others.

Want some great visibility for your organization?
See Sponsorship Opportunities Here
Contact Mary Austin,
Energy Connections - September 12, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Join CCIA for our quarterly breakfast panel series in partnership with Faegre Baker Daniels, NREL and the Colorado Resource Council.

Our third in the series focuses on building new systems for recycled materials and supply chain, addressing plastics, carbon fiber and more, and will be held September 12, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the new offices of Faegre Baker Daniels in Denver.

For more information, click here.
Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge Applications Open
Application deadline - October 3
The Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge 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.

Innovative solutions providers will complete a competitive vetting process, after which 10 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners and sponsors on November 7, 2019, in Denver.
CCIA Members-Only Benefit: CEO and C3 Dinners
Many of our members tell us that their most valued benefit to being a CCIA member is our CEO and C3 Dinners.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, these dinners allow the opportunity for CEOs and C-Level executives to discuss in-depth with their peers important issues that companies face, such as access to capital, workforce, policy, and the age-old question of "what keeps you up at night". 

Hosted by Faegre Baker Daniels and Plante Moran , CEO Dinners are held twice per year and are limited to 15 attendees per event. These dinners are by invitation only and non-transferable.

C3 Dinners are held quarterly and rotate between Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Hosted by Chubb , Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) , and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner , these conversations are open to one representative per member company at the C-level or equivalent.

These gatherings fill up quickly, so please RSVP as soon as you receive an invitation!
Partner News & Events
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E2 1 Hotels Fellowship Program
WANTED: Your big idea to advance policies to change the world

The 1 Hotels Fellowship at E2 is designed to support and develop young entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders who seek to make the world a better place through projects that are good for the economy and good for the environment.

Who's Who in Energy?
Denver Business Journal Accepting Nominations
Nominations taken until September 9th.

Who's Who in Energy recognizes individuals whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide the sector. Nominees may come from any field, including (but not limited to) exploration, production, engineering, renewable, law, well services, finance, manufacturing, education, training, public policy and environment.

Partner Events
August 22, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Denver Highlands

Solardarity is a monthly networking event that was built out of the need for a casual setting to bring the commercial and utility solar industry community together on a regular basis. Rotating between Denver and Boulder, Pivot Energy hosts this event every third Thursday of the month.

Rockies Venture Club Signature Series: Smart Cities
September 10, 2019

RVC is teaming up with Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to present the RVC September Signature Series Event: Smart Cities. Smart Cities are employing "smart technologies" like the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data as to enhance quality of life and increase efficiency. Smart cities are designed to rapidly adapt to frequent changes in order to keep up to date with the latest innovative solutions.

Exploring Dubai Breakfast
September 11-13, 2019

The Dubai delegation - whose original trip to Denver was scheduled on the day of the bomb cyclone - has been rescheduled for Sept.11-13. DEDO is working with MDEDC to host a breakfast seminar featuring the 16 Dubai delegates (made up of business and government officials) on Sept.12. Industries that the delegation is focused on connecting to include higher education, ag/ag-tech, cleantech, software, biosciences, manufacturing, aerospace. 

ASME's Advanced Clean Energy Summit
September 16-17, 2019

Be part of a dynamic, new global forum for energy industry professionals and innovators in clean energy technology and management. Bringing together perspectives and expertise from around the globe as we learn and network in a collaborative, open environment.

Denver Startup Week
September 16-20, 2019

CCIA is proud to be hosting the following two sessions in conjunction with NREL:

What does blockchain mean for renewable energy? In the energy and cleantech landscape, dozens of companies, ranging from startups to large utilities are experimenting with different applications of blockchain technology in the energy sector. Read more here.

Together, the state of Colorado and Xcel energy are pushing towards aggressive carbon free targets. It's an exciting time in the clean energy economy and for the innovators driving towards a clean energy future. Read more here.

Metro Denver EDC National Drive Electric Week
September 19, 2019

A nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. Join for a Ride and Drive on September 19 at the Department of Public Health and Environment.

Rockies Venture Club's Fall Investor Forum
September 25, 2019

The “Golden Angels,” the Jeffco-based chapter of the Rockies Venture Club, will resume its monthly investor forums in September. Each month, two founders present their investment opportunity to a group of accredited investors. Fall dates are September 25, October 22 and December 3. 

Discover Global Markets: Powering & Building the Middle East & Africa
September 30-October 2, 2019
Houston, Texas

This forum is where you can meet with international buyers, connect with U.S. primes, tap the expertise of U.S. Commercial Diplomats, and access project opportunities in the Middle East and Africa's dynamic renewable energy, oil & gas, electricity infrastructure, engineering, construction and transportation sectors.

Run the Rocks
October 13, 2019

REGISTER NOW for Run the Rocks, a one-of-a-kind road race, fun run, or walk that combines the beauty and history of Red Rocks with a mix of rock and roll altitude. You’ll be raising funds to improve lung health and the quality of air we breathe in Colorado. Register early to catch the best rate,

Advanced Energy Now | West
October 16-17, 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona

What's the path to 100% clean energy in the West? Our first annual Western Regional energy policy conference brings together business leaders and policymakers from across the region to identify ways to achieve this goal, state by state and through a regional grid, powered by advanced energy growth from New Mexico to Washington state.

CREA Energy Innovations Summit
October 28, 2019

Learn what's new in the electric industry at this annual one-day event on Monday, October 28 in downtown Denver.

The conference is open to anyone interested in innovative energy subjects. This one-day conference features conversations with industry leaders, an expo and the opportunity to meet other industry stakeholders.

Rockies Venture Club's 31st Annual Colorado Capital Conference
November 12, 2019

The Colorado Capital Conference is moving to Golden, and will be hosted by the Buffalo Rose on November 13. This full-day event brings together speakers, companies and investors from around the state, as well as some national guests, with a focus on early stage investing in Colorado. 

Clean Energy Means Business Buyer's Summit
November 12-13, 2019

Clean Energy Means Business: An Energy Buyer’s Summit (CEMB), is the Mountain West’s premier event for municipal, commercial and non-profit energy management and sustainability leaders and decision makers seeking to reduce energy costs, manage energy risks and further sustainability initiatives through implementing clean energy solutions. 

Member Highlight: Solid Power
Congratulations to CCIA Member Solid Power on their ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating their new facility in Louisville on Monday, August 12. Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Senator Cory Gardner and other dignitaries were in attendance. Solid Power is an industry-leading developer of next-generation of all solid-state batteries. Their batteries provide a major improvement in energy density, safety, and reliability compared to the best performing lithium-ion cells available.
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