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CCIA Highlights
December 20, 2018
CCIA Programs and Events - What's Coming in 2019
Innovative Industries Internship Grants
If you are an employer in an innovative industry, CDLE will help with your internship costs. The state will fund up to $5,000 per intern for an intern with a minimum of 130 on-the-job training hours completed in 6 months.

Get ready to apply! Applications open January 1 - 31, 2019.

Energy Connections

Quarterly Breakfast Panel

Our extremely popular breakfast panel speaker series returns in 2019 at Faegre Baker Daniels NEW office in Downtown Denver.

Information will be updated on the website as it develops.
Mining Cleantech Challenge

March 21, 2019

CCIA helps mining companies gain competitive advantage by providing the much needed stimulus to globally scout start-ups who have solutions.

Energy Fellows Institute

May / June

The Energy Fellows Institute is an educational organization designed to educate experienced executives and serial entrepreneurs about the advanced energy technology sector.

Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge

September 10, 2019

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. 

Cleantech Awards

October 2019

The 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.

Members-Only Executive Dinners

If you are lucky enough to be a member of our fine organization, you will know all about our CEO and C-Level executive roundtable dinners. Held regularly at restaurants in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and the surrounding area, these invite-only member events are a valued benefit of joining and being a part of our community.

NEW CCIA Events for 2019
Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge

July 10, 2019

We're ramping up (no pun intended) for a third program in our successful Challenges series, this time connecting clean technology innovation to the world of commercial vehicles.
Networking, Mentorship, Training, etc

We have lots more in store for 2019. Stay tuned!
New Members
By harnessing the power of renewable energy and greenhouse system optimization PowerGrow's innovative Greenhouse as a Service model is changing the way we feed the world!

Scale Microgrid Solutions
Scale Microgrid Solutions (SMS) is revolutionizing electrical infrastructure for industrial, commercial, and municipal facilities while laying the groundwork for the energy grid of the future. SMS's primary product is a prefabricated modular microgrid system that utilizes solar, battery storage, and natural gas generation assets in a behind the meter configuration that never requires net metering.

Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
Join Innosphere's First 2019 Cohort
Deadline to apply: December 21, 2018

Innosphere accelerates the success of high-impact science and technology-based Startup and Scaleup companies in Colorado. The program focuses on ensuring companies are investor-ready, connecting entrepreneurs with experienced advisors, making introductions to corporate partners, exit planning, accelerating top line revenue growth, and more.
Alt Fuels Colorado Funding Available
Open December 3, 2018 - January 11, 2019

Alt Fuels Colorado provides funding for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. Alt Fuels Colorado is a partnership between the Regional Air Quality Council, the Colorado Energy Office, the Colorado Department of Transportation, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
CSU Ventures - Launchpad SBIR Workshop
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Are you interested in applying for an SBIR grant from the NSF, USDA, NIH, DoD or NOAA and increasing your odds of winning an award? CSU Ventures is excited to offer the opportunity to workshop your idea with past awardees at a 2-hour workshop January 24 th  (11-1pm) at the Lory Student Center. The event is free, and registrants will be provided lunch during the event. 
2019 Business Awards - Now Taking Applications
Deadline to apply: January 25, 2019

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce is now taking applications for their 2019 Business Awards, in categories like Startup or Small Business of the Year. Let's get a lot of cleantech companies on their list!
CSU Requesting Problem Statements

Colorado State University’s Energy Institute and Institute for Entrepreneurship are co-hosting two events as part of a Cleantech Startup Weekend planned in early 2019. In preparation for these events, they are asking representatives from the industry to provide clean-tech problem statements. The purpose for assembling these problem/need statements is to provide entrepreneurial-minded students across CSU with an informed starting point for considering start-up opportunities. Opportunities for mentoring and judging are also available.


Join CALSTART on January 10th, 2019, from 10-11 AM Pacific, for a webinar highlighting the suite of Zero-Emission Fleet Solutions offered by Lightning Systems.

Partner Events
Cleantech Forum San Francisco
January 28-30, 2019
San Francisco

This January gathering of our global cleantech innovation community offers unique opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together leading corporate executives, startup and scale-up company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other key innovation thinkers, supporters and enablers from all areas of resource innovation, all major industrial verticals, and from across the globe.

The program this year centers around the idea of “Diversity of Thought.”

Destination Startup
February 1, 2019

Colorado's leading research universities and the Governor's Office of Economic Development will showcase the best technologies from Colorado's innovation ecosystem at the first Destination Startup.

25 startups that are commercializing an innovation from, or in formal partnership with, one of Colorado's research institutions or Federal laboratories will be presenting to investors and the business community in a fast-paced, energizing format featuring early and late stage startups separated into tracks.

21st Century Energy Transitions Symposium
April 1-2, 2019

Since 2011 the past annual symposia offered a wide range of science, industry leadership, best practices, common sense regulations and policy implications across a broad spectrum of energy and sustainability issues. The 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium 2019 is the 8th annual event co-hosted by the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (Collaboratory) — a unique and successful energy research partnership between University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Solar Power Mountain West
April 14-16, 2019

Solar Power Mountain West is returning to Aurora, Colorado in March to discuss the impact of the recent election results, innovations in project financing, new technologies for grid management and new applications for energy storage.

April 19-28, 2019

EARTHx is the world’s largest annual environmental forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, innovations, policies, and corporate practices reshaping our world. Now, in its ninth year, EarthX includes conferences, symposiums, a film festival, educational public displays and numerous B to B opportunities. National business leaders, foreign dignitaries, elected officials, media and NGO’s join together to highlight how environmental sustainability is good for the economy and society.    

Organizers at EarthX are looking to bring together private companies state agencies, municipalities, not for profit organizations, universities and research institutions for a Colorado Pavilion at their eighth conference. The goal is to highlight the remarkable accomplishments and innovative products and services of Colorado based companies and institutions. The weekend event brings together 130,000+ people, including leading national companies, elected officials, media and not for profits involved in environmental issues. CCIA members qualify for discounted participation. Please email Richard Eidlin for more information.

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

On May 9th and 10th, 2019, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is hosting the 31st Industry Growth Forum. We are looking for the most innovative emerging clean energy start-up companies from across the globe to present to investors, technologists, and other industry professionals. Applicants range from prototype-stage to commercially ready with a cleantech solution. Since 2003, presenting companies have collectively raised over $6.4 Billion in growth financing.

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.

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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