Cleantech CURRENT
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July 17, 2019
Letter from CCIA
Building on the success of our oil and gas and mining cleantech challenges, we are pleased to report that our inaugural Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge was also a success. We are honored to have partnered with the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) on the program. We ask our industry partners to tell us their technology gaps and CCIA and NACFE did an international call for applications, and after a competitive vetting process, nine innovative companies were invited to pitch their technologies at a private session at the Governor's Residence in Denver. 

Our sponsor/judges (UPS, Schneider, Great Dane, Toyota, Kenworth, Xcel Energy, and Woodward, NREL, CALSTART, and Rocky Mountain Institute) heard pitches from companies from across the U.S. and Canada. Technologies ranged from infrastructure for BEV/FCEV vehicles, vehicle automation & connectivity, electrification of the powertrain, on-vehicle hydrogen performance and cost to driver retention and health. 

Havelaar Canada took home the $5,000 check for their innovative powertrain technology that optimizes battery performance and significantly reduces charging time. Migrogrid Labs and Electriphi took second and third places respectively.

Many thanks to NACFE and all of our partners, we're looking forward to working with the sponsoring companies on expanding the program next year.

Mary Austin
Partnerships Director
CCIA Events
Colorado Cleantech
Awards Celebration

October 16, 2019
Buffalo Rose
Golden, Colorado

The annual see and be seen event in the cleantech business community in Colorado will be held for the first time in Golden, at the newly renovated Buffalo Rose. Save the date for the Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration and check out our website for more info.
Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
Could Batteries Provide Peaking Capacity on the Grid?

Such is the titillating headline of a recent NREL article based on recent analysis that seems to suggest yes!

Applications Now Accepted for Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Programs
Applications for Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Grants due September 3, 2019; AI Export Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced it is accepting applications for the first grant cycle of the Advanced Industries Accelerator grant programs for fiscal year 2020. Online applications are being accepted at Advanced Industry Programs for Proof of Concept grants and Early-Stage Capital & Retention grants. Applications are due September 3, 2019.

Inno on Fire Now Accepting Nominations
Nominations taken until August 16th

Do you know of organizations or individuals that set the Colorado innovation scene on Fire in 2019? Colorado Inno is excited to announce its first Inno on Fire, an end of year awards event like no other. This event honors 50 of Colorado's most impressive innovators throughout the year. Get us your nominations by August 16th!

ALD NanoSolutios Among DOE Commercialization Fund Projects

With the National Renewable Energy Lab, CCIA member ALD NanoSolutions received a $100,000 for the project Atomic Layer Deposition Scale Up of Extended Thin Film Electrocatalyst Structures.

Colorado Energy and Water Institute (CEWI) Publishes Western Energy & Water Record

The 2019 Western Energy & Water Record is a quantifiable look at the West’s abundant natural resources. Their goal is to publish this data compilation annually as a resource for governments and others. 

Partner Events
Vartega World Headquarters Open House and Ribbon Cutting
July 23, 2019

Come join the Vartega team to celebrate the expansion of its novel recycling technology in a new 10,000 sqft world headquarters and production facility, held in conjunction with the IACMI Summer Members Meeting.

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Info Session
July 23, 2019

Denver Economic Development & Opportunity’s Global Business Development team will be hosting a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) session on Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 9am-1pm. It is free to attend and will be held at Aspen Distribution Inc., located at 21111 E. 36th Drive, Aurora CO 80011. FTZ Board staff as well as U.S. Customs Border and Protection representatives will present information about FTZs and will be available for Q&A. To RSVP or for any questions, please contact Vanessa Simsick at .
Silicon Flatirons Startup Summer Pitch Night
August 8, 2019

Startup Summer 2019 concludes with a pitch competition, where students from the program pitch their unique startup ideas. Join the Silicon Flatirons community to hear six teams pitch their startup ideas that span everything from software to hardware to innovative media concepts. Join us for a fun night of food, refreshments, and excitement as the audience cheers on teams and judges award cash prizes. This event is free and open to the community.

Run the Rocks
October 13, 2019

REGISTER NOW for Run the Rocks, a one-of-a-kind road race, fun run, or walk that combines the beauty and history of Red Rocks with a mix of rock and roll altitude. You’ll be raising funds to improve lung health and the quality of air we breathe in Colorado. Register early to catch the best rate,  

Clean Energy Means Business Buyer's Summit
November 12-13, 2019

Clean Energy Means Business: An Energy Buyer’s Summit (CEMB), is the Mountain West’s premier event for municipal, commercial and non-profit energy management and sustainability leaders and decision makers seeking to reduce energy costs, manage energy risks and further sustainability initiatives through implementing clean energy solutions. 

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