Letter from CCIA
2019 has been a great year for cleantech in Colorado. While some of the "greatness" comes from a solid legislative session, increased visibility for Colorado's cleantech community and some fantastic investments in Colorado companies, much of the "greatness" is just a feeling. We're feeling a momentum in Colorado's cleantech community that we haven't felt in a long time. We're feeling a groundswell of activity from the companies that already call Colorado home to the companies looking to move here. We're feeling a confidence in the industry and an exciting expansion of the cleantech definition that we haven't had in years.

We look forward to working with you in 2020 to capitalize on this momentum and build on the opportunities we're seeing in the state's cleantech industry. Congratulations on a successful 2019 and here's to an exciting 2020. 


Shelly Curtiss
Executive Director
The Mall Santa Is Over: Hello, Video Chat Santa
Five years ago, CCIA Board Member, John LoPorto , along with other colleagues decided to start a fundraiser for Toys for Tots. This fundraiser involves Santa, video chat and some behind the scenes collaboration with parents. Over the years the fundraiser has picked up, with video chats from Santa spanning the country and overseas. With participation from Coca-Cola, active duty parents are now able to surprise their kids with Santa in the video, making the experience heartwarming for everyone.

Read the story in the Wall Street Journal here .
Energy Fellows Institute - Application Open Soon
Energy Fellows Institute (EFI) program dates have been announced:   May 5-13, 2020

EFI is an executive immersion program providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, opportunity, skills and community, in order to develop leaders ready to succeed in world-changing advanced energy business. Applications open January 2, 2020.
Membership Manager - CCIA
This Membership Manager position will support the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association’s (CCIA) mission of impacting Colorado’s policies, people, products, and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient, and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development, and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader.
The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong interest in clean energy, energy innovation and building Colorado’s energy community. In conjunction with the Partnerships Director, the Membership Manager will be responsible for the management and administration of CCIA’s member relations strategy.

Role responsibilities include all stages of the membership cycle, including organizational, administrative, scheduling, communication, CRM/database management, recruitment, retention, and renewal process functions to ensure smooth operation and continuity CCIA’s membership component. All interested applicants should email Mary Austin.
Data Scientist - Plutoshift
Position Description:
Develop algorithms for the Plutoshift platform to process real-time data from industrial systems. Work with customers to explore their data, uncover insights, and help turn those insights into operational decisions in collaboration with internal Plutoshift team. Conduct exploratory data analysis and make sure the AI models can be packaged and deployed. Bring new thinking to Plutoshift related to data science and understand what it takes to productize AI.  

Position Responsibilities:
The following duties are expected:
  • Need to understand how to work with different types of data and connect the findings to key performance metrics. 
  • Interpret data using statistical techniques, build machine learning models, and analyze results for platform development.
  • Receive data from myriad data collection systems, use data analytics and other strategies to optimize model efficiency and quality.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Filter and clean data by reviewing data streams and performance indicators to locate and correct issues with data
  • Write production code to process real-time data and product outputs from machine learning models
  • Work closely with the data science team to help deliver on specific customer use cases

Skills: Python, Statistics, AI algorithms, Data Management, Data Mining

Locations: Denver and Palo Alto

Interested? Email jobs@plutoshift.com for details.
Hire an Intern
CCIA is proud to be working with the Colorado Division of Labor and Employment (CDLE) as an Industry Intermediary for the State of Colorado's Innovative Industries Internship program. Applications open January 1st 2020, please contact  Mary Austin for more information .

Visit the CDLE website to learn about the program
Partner News & Events
2020 NREL Energy Execs
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2020 Executive Energy Leadership Program—Energy Execs.

Energy Execs is a nationally renowned program that provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders an opportunity to learn about advanced energy technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning. Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate in the program.

Apply online at the  Energy Execs Program   website.
Nominations for the 2020 Manufacturing Awards Open
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Colorado Manufacturing Awards!

The Energy Manufacturer of the Year recognizes outstanding local manufacturing, design and engineering, or supply-chain management in Colorado’s multi-faceted energy economy

Three finalists will be selected in January 2020 and one winner will be announced April 2 in Denver, Colorado, at the 2020 CMA gala.

Western Energy and Water Forum
January 22-25, 2019

The Colorado Energy & Water Institute at Steamboat was founded in 2017 to bring together a diverse community of North American industry, policy, nonprofit and academic leaders in an intentionally intimate setting to engage in a meaningful conversation about our energy and water future. With the foundation of our successful inaugural event, the 2020 Western Energy & Water Forum will bring together no more than 150 invitation-only participants, all of whom will have unmatched expertise in a particular area of energy and water. 

Destination Startup
February 27, 2020

Destination Startup is a collaboration among Colorado's leading research universities and federal laboratories, showcasing the best companies from the region’s innovation ecosystem. At the inaugural event in 2019, hundreds of innovators, investors, and community leaders convened to see the top research-based startups from across Colorado. 

Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference
April 1-4, 2020

Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. We deliver premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, we bring together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers.

21st Century Energy Transition Symposium
April 28-29, 2020

The four  Collaboratory  partners will once again co-host the 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium

Since 2007 the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory has been a unique and successful energy research partnership between University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and NREL.

Click here to learn more about the Collaboratory and  economic impact .
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