February Highlight
Announcing the creation of the Colorado Hydrogen Network (CHN).  The CHN is a non-profit, membership-based business league that was founded in December 2019.  Its primary goal is to promote the environmental and economic benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.  The CHN is sponsored by Colorado Cleantech Industries Association.  

Learn more at  www.colorado-hydrogen.org .
CCIA News & Events
Energy Connections
March 19

Join CCIA, NREL and Faegre Drinker for the first Energy Connections of the year! The topic for this event will be "The Hydrogen Economy".

Energy Connections (EC) is a quarterly educational series providing networking opportunities for established and young companies in order to promote new relationships and industry partnerships. With support and programming from NREL and Faegre Drinker, our Energy Connections series is one of the most popular and well-attended collaborative programs offered by CCIA.
Mining Cleantech Challenge
Deadline to Apply March 2

Does your company have a technology or product that improves mining operations?

The fourth annual Mining Cleantech Challenge provides targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers, with the goal of meeting industry’s needs and bringing innovative
solutions to the marketplace.

There are no geographic restrictions or requirements for participating companies.  Apply by March 2 for an opportunity to present your innovative technology to major industry players such as Newmont, BHP, Fresnillo, and Ausenco. The winning company receives a $5,000 cash prize.
Energy Fellows Institute
  Final Application Deadline:
Friday, February 28, 2020, at 5pm MST
Energy Fellows Institute (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. Apply now to the May 5-13 program.

Reach out to Emily Long with questions.
New Member
ISU Insurance Services of Colorado
As Colorado’s oldest continually operated independent insurance agency established 1882, we’ve seen a few things.  Whether your organization is manufacturing, technology, energy, education, non-profit services or something in between, we have the team to help.  We truly are your one responsible source for all your insurance needs, having teams focusing on commercial lines, employee benefits, life, home and auto.  With access to over 300 insurance companies we pride ourselves on designing specific insurance and risk management solutions to meet your unique needs.   
Partner News & Events
Kleenair and Bolder Industries Partner for Next-Gen Manufacturing, Producing Bolder Black® rCB
Forge Nano and ALD NanoSolutions combine forces making atomic level manufacturing a reality
Making Better Magic - with Fuel Cells
Colorado School of Mines receives $4.5M challenge gift to fund new business venture center
Events & Important Dates
Solar Power & Energy Storage - Mountain West
February 24-26, 2020

The emergence of very low-cost renewable energy pricing has created unprecedented opportunities. Join Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado, alongside Duane Highley, CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and Sarah Cottrell Propst, Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, as they dive into the state of the region's clean energy future and how the region is setting long-term goals for renewable energy production.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Careers Networking and Presentation
February 25, 2020

Professionals from renewable energy, energy efficiency and storage, and sustainability will introduce career paths and give advice on how students can enter the professions. Join us for an evening of networking with students interested in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and storage, and sustainability.

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. 

Angel Capital Summit 2020
March 11, 2020

The Angel Capital Summit is Colorado's largest angel investing event, now in its 13th year. With an audience of over 300 investors, entrepreneurs and community members, there are plenty of opportunities to network, connect, learn and invest.

Featuring some of Colorado's best startups in a five-minute pitch format, as well as an investor forum to guide investment decisions, the conference brings fantastic opportunities for both investors and entrepreneurs.

CCIA members are entitled to $50 off registration! Reach out to Haley Whittaker for the CCIA member discount code.

March 19, 2020

SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impact America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small business community. The Colorado Small Business Development Center will be celebrating our client successes at the Capitol with client exhibitor tables from around the state showcasing their small business and products. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with legislators, community leaders and fellow entrepreneurs. Join us as we celebrate SBDC! Food will be provided

ALT Fuels Colorado
Application Open:
April 1-30, 2020

The Regional Air Quality Council is pleased to announce the ALT Fuels Colorado program will open an application round in April 2020. To improve air quality throughout the state of Colorado, the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will be incentivizing the replacement and scrappage of pre-2009 vehicles with fully Electric and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) fleet vehicles. These funds are available to all public, private, and non-profit fleets statewide within Colorado.

Advanced Industry Collaborative Infrastructure Grant
Application Due:
April 1, 2020

For large scale, collaborative projects that will have a broad, industry-wide impact that includes multiple stakeholders and partnerships. This funding is not for company-specific infrastructure funding. 

Grants up to $500,000 will be awarded. Applications are due April 1.

Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference
April 6-9, 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.

Industry Growth Forum 2020  
April 29-30, 2020

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s)  Industry Growth Forum 2020   (IGF), will be held April 29-30, 2020 in Denver, CO. While there are many cleantech events you could attend this year, there is only one with a 25-year track record of success, and a national lab behind it. This spring’s IGF promises to be our best yet, and   registration   is now open! 
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 .
World Trade Day
May 1, 2020

World Trade Day is the largest international trade and investment conference in the Rocky Mountain Region with over 700 participants.
This year’s conference will address the current challenges and opportunities of global trade through a series of keynote speakers, short talks by trade experts followed by a networking reception, as well as an expo featuring the region’s top global businesses. Join us to discuss the impacts of global trade on our region and learn how to jump-start your business, mitigate risk and leverage the latest technology and strategies to boost your global operations.

Clean Power
June 1-4, 2020

The WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition will continue as the heart of CLEANPOWER, with the addition of exhibition space and conference programming for utility-scale solar, storage, and other clean energy technologies. By incorporating these technologies into a single exhibition hub,

CLEANPOWER will create efficiencies for exhibitors and attendees with pan-renewable business models. Pure play businesses will benefit from increased show traffic and opportunities to build beneficial partnerships across the cleantech industry.

Thank you for reading!