Cleantech CURRENT
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February 21, 2019
Letter from CCIA
The things that we have always known about cleantech in Colorado are starting to go mainstream.

CCIA was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide advocacy, collaboration and practical resources to Colorado’s cleantech innovators, working to ensure that Colorado is global cleantech leader. 

In the intervening years, we have seen the economy go down and up and the national policy landscape swing widely and unpredictably; meanwhile, Colorado has been chugging away at goals small and large that lay the foundation for a home for advanced energy and the new energy economy, which will be based largely on renewables.

One of our efforts takes the form of an Institute called Energy Fellows, where we play a part in training the leaders of the new energy future. We have begun accepting applications for the annual program which provides a deep dive into Colorado’s clean energy and clean technology ecosystem, and runs May 15-22, 2019. 

Go to for more information, or feel free to reach out directly by replying to this newsletter.


Pictured: The 2018 Energy Fellows Institute class at Colorado State University's Powerhouse Energy Campus
CCIA Events & Announcements
You can always find these events, and our partner events further below, on our website events calendar . We find and curate the best and most interesting Colorado-centric clean energy and technology events so you don't have to.
2019 Colorado Renewable Energy Reception

February 26, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join renewable energy and cleantech industry leaders for a renewable energy reception hosted by Interwest Energy Alliance and CCIA, in downtown Denver at Hacienda Colorado. Reach out to brett@ontheballot.CO for more information and to RSVP.
Energy Fellows Institute

The Energy Fellows Institute is a program of CCIA designed to educate experienced executives and serial entrepreneurs about the advanced energy technology sector in Colorado.

Now accepting applications.
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.

Join the innovative companies and industry representatives at the VIP reception celebrating the third successful Mining Cleantech Challenge.
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.
Job Opportunity: Director of Business Development at Emrgy

The ideal candidate will have a technical sales / business development background, ideally at the water/ energy nexus, and can demonstrate experience along the entire sales domain of lead generation through to contract execution. Additionally, an engineering background with experience in sales/BD of mechanical and/or electrical systems would be beneficial. The candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience managing a staff of different disciplines to produce results quickly.

Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
Favorable GSA Report on CCIA Company Silver Bullet

A recently released report from the General Services Administration (GSA), an independent agency of the United States government, supports CCIA member company Silver Bullet ’s cooling tower water treatment solutions and recommends their technology for deployment throughout GSA’s roster of buildings.The GSA was driven to initiate a Green Proving Ground (GPG) alternative water treatment (AWT) program because cooling tower-related water consumption is one of largest potable water loads within federally-owned buildings. GSA data shows that over 26% of building water use is associated with heating and cooling. According to GSA, this is by far the dominant water use case in federal buildings, owing largely to the evaporative cooling demands from either water-cooled cooling towers or evaporation-based air conditioning systems.

InnoSTARS Program Returns to Denver
Application Deadline: April 7, 2019

InnoSTARS is a market-readiness pitch competition that offers an opportunity for innovative U.S. technology companies to demonstrate their readiness for the China market. In the 2018 competition, CCIA member company Vairex won several awards including Best Business Model. InnoSTARS is a three-round pitch competition and U.S. companies selected from preliminary (U.S.) rounds in spring/summer go to China in fall on a sponsored trip to compete in the semi-final and final rounds. In addition, InnoSTARS is a platform for connecting U.S. technology companies with prospective partners in China, such as distributors, corporations, incubators and accelerators, and investors. Since 2017, more than 1,000 U.S. technology companies applied to the InnoSTARS, and over 200 scored high enough to advance to the semi-final and final competitions in China. 

Partner Events
TODAY February 21, 2019
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join Pivot Energy as they strengthen the commercial and utility solar community and celebrate a new monthly tradition: Solardarity

As always, the first rule of Solardarity is that there is no agenda ever. At Solardarity, the only goal is to connect and have a good time.

For those who are new to Solardarity, this event was built out of the need for a casual networking event to bring the commercial and utility solar industry folks together. Pivot Energy is hosting a monthly happy hour that will rotate between Denver and Boulder. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and good conversation is bound to occur. Besides, the solar coaster is always more fun when you ride it together!

Please RSVP so the hosts can ensure enough hors d'oeuvres for guests.
Also, please spread the word about Solardarity by forwarding this email to your industry friends.

Water in the West Symposium
March 13-14, 2019

The Center for the New Energy Economy invites you to receive a special discount code to save $10 on tickets to the Water in the West Symposium, presented by the Colorado State University System, on March 13 and 14. To purchase your discounted ticket, click here  and enter code Water10.

The Water in the West Symposium is an opportunity to join leaders from diverse disciplines to dive deep into water issues affecting the region and to explore innovative solutions to water challenges. The Symposium will feature nationally renowned speakers, and showcase the efforts of various sectors in leveraging research, innovation, education, and creative policies to address the most pressing global water issues.
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.

2019 Transportation Expo
April 3, 2019

CU Boulder is looking for sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and vehicle vendors to be involved in the sustainable transportation event of the year. The Expo will highlight current mobility options, emerging trends, products and research that are transforming the sector and will be a platform for groups on campus and in the region to share their work with an audience of hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Visit the event website for information on how to get involved.

Colorado Manufacturing Awards
April 4, 2019

The CMAs are presented by CompanyWeek, digital media reporting on the regional manufacturing economy; and Manufacturers Edge, Colorado’s NIST MEP.

The CMAs work closely with Colorado trade and industry groups to publicize the opportunity, reach out to industry companies, develop criteria and encourage companies to nominate. Criteria vary across industries to reflect operating conditions, company differences, and market attributes.

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.

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.

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.

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 premier international business conference in the Rocky Mountain Region. Join the World Trade Center on May 14, 2019, for a day of keynote speakers, short talks by trade experts, an expo featuring the region's top global businesses and peer-to-peer learning followed by a networking reception.

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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