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October 18, 2018
Letter from CCIA
Ten years. Has it really been that long!?

Indeed, CCIA was founded late in 2008 by business leaders, industry visionaries, universities and economic development officials. Their efforts defined CCIA's mission and set a course for our work these past ten years.

We've welcomed thousands of people to hundreds of programs. We've watched investments climb, fall and climb again and, together, we've made Colorado's cleantech voice heard across the country.

Cleantech jobs are at an all-time high in the state and we're looking forward to working closely with partners across Colorado to continue this momentum. Our policy efforts have garnered millions in support for early stage cleantech companies. We've helped push progressive transportation, storage and investment legislation to cement Colorado as a cleantech policy leader.

So what's next? Thanks to input from our State Plan Update we're going to be busier than ever! We're working on big ideas like the SOAR innovation fund, a national storytelling campaign and new programs. Our legislative activities continue to increase and we're already looking towards a busy 2019 session at the capitol.

It's an exciting time for cleantech and we look forward to the next 10 years!

Shelly Curtiss
Executive Director
CCIA Events
Celebrating 10 Years of CCIA!

Cleantech Awards Celebration
October 24, 2018

We'll be returning to Boulder and Rayback Collective for the Cleantech Awards Celebration, Wednesday, October 24! This event brings the cleantech community together to honor the creativity, innovation, and dedication to a cleaner energy future put forth by Colorado’s entrepreneurs, educators, corporate innovators, volunteers and policymakers.
New Members
FarmBox Foods
FarmBox Foods provides total indoor vertical farming solutions that can be created and utilized anywhere around the world – in any climate. As total farming ecosystems, right inside a shipping container, we’re introducing a sustainable farming option that can revolutionize societies.

Homecourt Partners
Homecourt Partners supports leaders who want to intentionally create teams that champion the development of team members and their organization. We partner with our clients to develop strategies, programs, and practices that will accelerate progress toward their vision of success by attracting, empowering, and advancing their people.

Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
Rockies Venture Club HyperAccelerator Accepting Applications

Unlike other accelerators the RVC HyperAccelerator doesn’t take your valuable equity and doesn’t take twelve weeks of your venture’s life. The accelerator has a low fee to cover the costs of providing the program and founders exit with a lot of acceleration and no loss of equity. You’ll get exposure to the Rockies Impact Fund team and experienced mentors. Impact companies are special and have specific requirements for success, while also doing all the work that non-impact companies do. Apply for the next program which runs January 21 - 28, 2019. More info and apply.
NREL Industry Growth Forum Accepting Applications

The Industry Growth Forum is now accepting applications! The Industry Growth Forum is the premier cleantech investment event in the country. Hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, the Industry Growth Forum provides many opportunities to accelerate your company’s growth. As a startup applicant you will have the chance to present to over 400 of the world’s leading cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals. More info and apply .
Office Space with Silver Bullet

Our member company Silver Bullet recently moved to attractive new offices, and there's room for you to be their neighbor: 3000 square feet of attractive, cleantech office space available for lease in the Coors Technology Center located in Golden, CO. A flex space of open workstations and private offices with furniture included. Easy access from Interstate 70 and Colorado Highway 58. Only 20 minutes from downtown Denver. Flexible lease terms. Please contact Chris Nordling of Newmark Knight Frank at 303-260-4326 for more information and to schedule a tour.
Partner Events
Advancing the Clean Energy Economy in Colorado Springs 
October 23, 2018
Colorado Springs

Please join E2 for lunch and a conversation to discuss their 2018 Clean Jobs Colorado report and learn how the clean energy economy is bringing jobs to Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado.

CREA Energy Innovations Summit
October 29, 2018

Highlights of the 2018 Energy Innovations Summit include sessions covering a variety of topics, including energy efficiency & demand response, forecasting renewable energy, examining energy storage technology, blockchains and the power industry, beneficial electrification, EV fast charging technology and community choice aggregation.

Energy Needs and Solutions for Oil and Gas Operations
October 29, 2018

WHP and CHP provide cost effective reliable power to oil and gas operations - whether in the oil field, midstream operations, or refining. Join us to explore ways to use resources more efficiently to provide power and thermal to oil and gas processes. Network with other attendees engaged in improving energy delivery and energy efficiency in the oil and gas industry. Learn about federal, state and local incentives, project financing options, and free technical screenings and feasibility studies provided by the DOE Upper-West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership and supported by the Colorado Energy Office.

Clean Energy Means Business
November 13-14, 2018

The Clean Energy Means Business Buyer’s Summit, powered by the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) and Compact of Colorado Communities, will bring together leaders in the civic and business community and clean energy experts from throughout the Mountain West to collaborate and share insights on clean energy development. In this day-and-a-half event, attendees will learn the latest innovative strategies for effectively managing electricity costs with clean energy solutions.

Sustainable Denver Summit
November 29, 2018

Mayor Michael B. Hancock's 4th annual Sustainable Denver Summit is Colorado's premier gathering of over 700 industry leaders and professionals working on today's most important sustainability solutions. It's a must-attend event to hear from inspiring speakers, network with who's who, and learn from experts abut cutting edge trends, technologies and topics.

Cleantech Forum San Francisco
January 28-30, 2019
San Francisco

This January gathering of our global cleantech innovation community offers unique opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together leading corporate executives, startup and scale-up company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other key innovation thinkers, supporters and enablers from all areas of resource innovation, all major industrial verticals, and from across the globe.

The program this year centers around the idea of “Diversity of Thought.”

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.

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 9, 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.

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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