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October 24, 2019
Letter from CCIA
Another Cleantech Awards Celebration is in the books! Thank you to everyone who joined us last week to support the Awards Celebration and recognize the leaders in Colorado's cleantech community. An energized crowd packed The Rose in Golden to celebrate awards given to Hygge Power, Forge Nano, Keystone Tower Systems, OEDIT's Katie Woslager, Cooley and Rocky Mountain Institute. Colorado's cleantech community is having a moment. We're seeing steady employment growth, company formation on the rise, a supportive policy environment and increased cleantech investment. Colorado is a national leader in the cleantech and advanced energy industries and the Awards Celebration is always a great reminder of why this community is so strong. I am proud that CCIA has been an integral part of Colorado's energy community for 10 years and I look forward to working with you in the years ahead.

Shelly Curtiss
Executive Director
CCIA Events
Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge
November 16, 2019
The Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. Pitches are exclusive to sponsors of the challenge.

Interested in meeting the Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge presenting companies? Good news! While the pitch session is closed to the public, we will be hosting a reception for sponsors, partners, presenting companies and guests at the Governor’s Residence from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
2019 Cleantech Award Winners

On October 16, 2019, CCIA presented seven awards at the annual Cleantech Awards Celebration. We were thrilled at the opportunity to honor five organizations and two individuals for their work in supporting and advancing clean energy in the state. 

See full list of award winners here .
CCIA is now a Channel Parter for GCxN

CCIA is proud to be an official channel partner for the Shell GameChanger Accelerator powered by NREL. GCxN is designed to overcome market gaps by providing access to both technical assistance and business development support for early-stage clean energy technologies and services. Focus will be on Tier I and II companies (TRL 2-5).
New Members
Plutoshift provides process and asset performance monitoring for industrial process facilities to increase energy efficiency while maximizing throughput. Our platform was built by data scientists, honed by system operators and approved by industry leaders. The deep partnerships we’ve built alongside users continue to influence the growth of our platform. This connection allows Plutoshift to provide a wide array of both out-of-the-box and custom solutions for unique challenges and improved efficiencies. Plutoshift is the industry-leading platform for industrial process facilities to enhance their intelligence using existing data. Our secure, cloud-based platform is the first and only intelligence platform to have been vetted by the global forums of leading industrial technology evaluation committees.
Akrasia Capital
Akrasia Capital provides fractional-finance and advisory services to high-growth companies across the United States. We focus on assisting founders, boards and investors by minimizing the risk of failure and increasing the speed of capital raising, going to market and creating growth strategies. We've had the pleasure of becoming intimately involved in the energy technology sector and have specialized knowledge along with a great network. Strategy and advice is what separates our core offering. Our breadth of experience, insight and passion helps leaders navigate the uncharted waters of business. There are no rules to business, let us help you make the right decisions and approach growth from perspectives not yet considered.
James Brache
CEO and Founder of Breakaway Financial Consulting
James Brache is an international credit and finance leader with a 25 year track record of growth and profitability. Formerly Deputy Managing Director with Zurich Insurance’s global Credit and Political Risk group, Jamie has led teams of underwriters, in the US and London. He is experienced in renewable energy finance, project finance, trade finance and political risk underwriting. While Jamie has underwritten and financed transactions all over the world, his professional focus has been in Asia and Latin America. At the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) he was the Regional Manager for Asia and the Middle East where he and his team underwrote scores of power projects and other infrastructure projects.
Emrgy Inc. is redefining hydropower through the introduction of distributed turbine “arrays”, which use the same deployment attributes that have enabled the solar power industry to grow exponentially in recent decades: modularity and flexibility. In an energy economy shifting toward distributed, yet often intermittent, renewables, Emrgy’s unique hydropower innovation enables continuous, reliable clean energy generation in existing water infrastructure such as irrigation, water conveyance, or municipal waterways — without the need for constructing dams or modifying the infrastructure in any way. Emrgy has installed the first distributed hydropower array in Denver, Colorado and is now scaling its business through a worldwide manufacturing and sales agreement with GE Renewable Energy.

Rate/Financial Analyst IV

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies is hiring!

Class Title: Rate/Financial Analyst IV

The position description can be found here .
Program Marketing Manager - Emerging Solutions Program
NEW RMI logo Oct '18
Rocky Mountain Institute is seeking an experienced Program Marketing Manager to lead marketing and communications (M&C) strategy and execution for the RMI Emerging Solutions (ES) group. Emerging Solutions is a newly established group with a unique cross-program charter within RMI to support cutting edge thought leadership work and communications. ES’s mission is to catalyze and coordinate thought leadership activities at the edges and intersections of RMI programs and to inform, inspire, and enable new activities that will address the urgent global challenge of climate change mitigation. ES is also the organization’s main conduit for leveraging the expertise of RMI’s Chief Scientist.

Full position description can be found here .
Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
Winner of CCIA's Commercial Vehicle Cleantech Challenge named to  Cleantech Group’s prestigious "50 to Watch" List for 2019
Havelaar , a developer of innovative powertrains for electric vehicles, is named to Cleantech Group’s prestigious 50 to Watch List for 2019 . The 50 to Watch is an annual list of the most promising early-stage private companies delivering high-impact solutions. The innovators on the list are creating new technologies and business models that could change every aspect of how we live; from how we build our homes to how we travel.
Plutoshift Secures Series A Funding

Plutoshift , the leader in data intelligence for industrial processes, announced it has secured an $8 million Series A round from proven institutional and individual investors.

The new investment will be used to expand the technology behind Plutoshift’s cloud-based solution, which is designed for teams to track, predict, and communicate decisions and the efficiency of critical physical assets and processes used in manufacturing.

Read the rest of the press release here .
Applications are Open for the 2020 Industry Growth Forum

For twenty-five years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Industry Growth Forum (IGF) has been the nation's premier cleantech investment event. IGF convenes cleantech startups, investors, accelerators, incubators, NREL experts, and other cleantech industry leaders.

NREL's Industry Growth Forum is the perfect venue for growing companies to present their businesses to a wide range of the industry’s leading investors. Entrepreneurial companies ranging from university and laboratory spinouts to commercially ready clean technologies from across the globe apply to present at IGF.

Partner Events
International Contracting
October 28, 2019

The right contract is the best way to protect yourself when your business crosses borders. Learn how to use this important tool with local attorney, Tyler Rauert as he explains the types of contracts in international business, common clauses and the law that controls them.

*4 CLE credits available. This training has been accredited for 4 General CLE Credits from the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education. Paperwork will be provided at the training.

CREA Energy Innovations Summit
October 28, 2019

Learn what's new in the electric industry at this annual one-day event on Monday, October 28 in downtown Denver.

The conference is open to anyone interested in innovative energy subjects. This one-day conference features conversations with industry leaders, an expo and the opportunity to meet other industry stakeholders.

Colorado Wind and Solar Forum
October 30, 2019

Colorado has world-class wind and solar resources, growing consumer demand for renewable energy and the political leadership to drive investments in clean energy. The stage is set to dramatically expand on Colorado’s near 4000 MW of wind and over 1000 MW of solar PV systems as it fulfills a policy vision of a 100% clean electricity portfolio. Brought to you by CO Wind for Schools Consortium and REpowering Schools, the Colorado Wind and Solar Forum will bring together the state’s political, utility, industry and environmental leaders to address the economic and environmental drivers and challenges to a more prosperous, cleaner and secure economy.

Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in Partnership with The Nature Conservancy
October 30, 2019

Demo Day for the Techstars Sustainability Accelerator in partnership with The Nature Conservancy is coming up on October 30th in Denver. At Demo Day, an incredible group of ten companies participating will share their technologies that are creating big businesses while ensuring a world where humans and nature can thrive together. Get your tickets while you still can!

Here is the Demo Day Invite (doors open at 5pm, event starts at 6pm). Please reach out to Allie Schlosser if you have questions. Hope to see you there for an inspiring evening.

Rockies Venture Club's 31st Annual Colorado Capital Conference
November 12, 2019

The Colorado Capital Conference is moving to Golden, and will be hosted by the Buffalo Rose on November 13. This full-day event brings together speakers, companies and investors from around the state, as well as some national guests, with a focus on early stage investing in Colorado. 

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. 

Sustainable Denver Summit
December 5th, 2019

Mayor Michael B. Hancock's 5th annual Sustainable Denver Summit registration is now open! The Summit is our community's premier gathering of industry leaders and professionals working on today's most important sustainability solutions. This year’s theme “Leading the Change” is all about reigniting your passion for the implementing change we all know we need to make, helping galvanize people to lead, celebrating leadership successes, and providing the tools we need to move forward. Denver knows the vision we want for our future and we know we have the community to make it happen. Join the Office of Sustainability for this perennially sold-out event -  click here  to save your seat.
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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