January Highlight

Online applications are being accepted at Advanced Industries Programs for Proof of Concept grants and Early-Stage Capital & Retention grants at   the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade.

The  Advanced Industries Accelerator Programs  were created in 2013 to promote growth and sustainability in Colorado’s advanced industries by helping drive innovation, accelerating commercialization, encouraging public-private partnerships, increasing access to early stage capital and creating a strong ecosystem that increases the state’s global competitiveness.

Colorado’s advanced industries are: advanced manufacturing, aerospace, bioscience, electronics, energy and natural resources/cleantech, infrastructure engineering, and technology and information.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and due by 5 p.m. on March 2, 2020 .
Energy Fellows Institute - Applications Open
Clean Energy Networking Reception, January 28
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.

Join CCIA members, Energy Fellows Institute alumni and clean energy executives and researchers at a casual networking reception on Tuesday, January 28 , from 4-7 p.m. , at the Rayback Collective in Boulder. Learn more about Energy Fellows Institute from the instructors, alumni and staff, and learn how to apply to attend the career-charging executive bootcamp program in 2020. Registration is $20 and includes beer and wine.
Mining Cleantech Challenge
Applications Open Monday, January 20
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.
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
Executive Director - CCIA
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, CCIA’s Executive Director will lead a dynamic, collaborative and influential non-profit organization guided by a Board that is comprised of business, government, and educational leaders.

The position will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CCIA’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission, including actively engaging and energizing CCIA members, partners, board members and funders
to continue as the voice for cleantech in Colorado
Membership Manager - CCIA
The 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.
The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong interest in clean energy, energy innovation and building Colorado’s energy community.

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.
New Member
Many cleantech solutions rely on environmental sensor data as an integral component of their solution.

Sensar addresses a fundamental challenge in the burgeoning Internet of Things solution sector: managed, low-latency, highly secure, highly reliable wireless sensor data flow. 

StarStream allows customers to flow data in real-time from IOT edge sensors through the plethora of IOT management platforms out to 2D web and mobile applications and to 3D tabletop sensor-driven holograms through Magic Leap and Hololens headsets. We are not aware of anyone else has demonstrated this capability. For example, Sensar has equipped the Alaska Department of Transportation with vehicle-mounted road weather sensor packs deployed in some of the worst weather conditions in North America. AK DOT has experienced 97% uptime with these sensors. This has allowed AK DOT to make money saving and safety enhancing road maintenance decisions. See  here .
Partner News & Events
Call for Start-Ups - Smart Cities Connect
Due January 17

This April, pitch your startup in front of deal makers that include corporate scouts, national labs, cities, and private service providers.

You're in good company. Over 240 other early stage companies have taken the challenge, resulting in game changing feedback and life changing deals.

Startup submissions are due January 17 . The challenge will take place at   Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo.

April 6-9, 2020
Denver, Colorado
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. 

IEEE Blockchain Transactive Energy Summit
February 3-4, 2020

The University of Colorado Blockchain Alliance is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting an event with the IEEE on February 3-4, 2020 that will focus on the applications of blockchain in the transactive energy space.

This 2-day event will feature It will feature keynotes, tutorials, peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, posters, demos, and exhibitions from world-leading service providers, solution vendors, research institutes, open-source projects, and academia. The Summit is a forum for the technical exchange of the latest research and innovation, regulation, policies, standards, and applications in the exciting and emerging area of blockchain for transactive energy.

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.

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. 

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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