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September 20, 2018
Letter from CCIA
Our largest — and in fact, only — fundraiser of the year, the Cleantech Awards Celebration , is right around the corner, on October 24, in Boulder at Rayback Collective. We're celebrating 10 years of CCIA in 2018, and we're thrilled to continue to support this thriving community of cleantech and clean energy innovators in Colorado.

We are currently taking nominations for the awards, which fall into four categories: High Impact, Breakout and Emerging Cleantech companies, as well as the Cleantech Innovator of the Year for an individual. Self nominations are welcome, and there are no restrictions on the number of nominations you can submit.

The best part is the fundraising all happens before the party starts. We'd love to add you to our list of supporters .

If you're wondering about the furry hat in the picture and missed the party last year, we invite you to come check it out. Our awards celebration is the largest opportunity of the year for networking in cleantech on the Front Range.

Emily Long
Communications Director
CCIA Events
Celebrating 10 Years of CCIA in 2018
Cleantech Awards Celebration
October 24, 2018
NOW TAKING NOMINATIONS for the 2018 Cleantech Awards.

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
Copper Labs
Copper connects wirelessly to residential electric meters so utilities can achieve the benefits of smart grid faster and at lower cost. Consumers can track energy usage and solar generation in real-time, receive notifications when energy patterns change, and learn how consumption choices will affect their energy bills. With real-time visibility behind the meter and a new channel to engage customers with actionable energy insights, Copper helps utilities take control of energy demand - with or without smart meters.

RK - Mission Critical
RK Mission Critical is a leader in the design and manufacturing of critical power systems, and mission critical data infrastructure that incorporates innovative clean technology solutions. We are dedicated to the development and deployment of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies that provide reliable, resilient, secure critical power in the most demanding and challenging environments.

UQM Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of power-dense, high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine and industrial markets. A major emphasis for UQM is developing propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. UQM is IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certified and located in Longmont, Colorado.

University of Colorado
The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the nation’s leading research universities, with world-class facilities, personnel and capabilities.

CU Boulder’s Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC) was formed in July 2013 to enhance the connection between CU Boulder and local, state, national, and international industry and business partners. The office is intended to be the identifiable entry point into CU Boulder and is a part of the Research & Innovation Office.

Partner News & Events
News & Deadlines
TAP-IN Taking Applications through September 21

TAP-IN is looking for organizations with a nexus to water to pitch their unique challenges in search of community-driven solutions on November 13 in Denver.There is tremendous potential to innovate in the water sector. It’s time to TAP-IN to it. Learn more .
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 .
World Trade Center Educational Programs

The Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute is dedicated to providing practical, real-world training to ensure that Colorado citizens remain current on all of the nuances of international trade. A variety of new topics are being introduced this fall and spring, all of which add to the diverse spectrum of the training offerings. A full schedule is now open for the Spring term. Click here to view and register for a training offered in the spring or here for more info about the programs and the Institute.
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.
Alt Fuels Colorado Now Accepting Applications

The Alt Fuels Colorado program will provide funding for alternative fueling infrastructure and alternative fuel vehicles. The next application round closes on September 27th, 2018 . More info .
Partner Events
A Celebration of Energy Tech @DenverStartupWeek
September 26, 2018

Denver and the Front Range have become a vibrant center in the Energy Tech ecosystem. Energy Tech startups continue to emerge and thrive here, fostered by a robust energy industry presence, a large talent pool of both energy practitioners and tech staff, diverse university support, and that can-do western spirit we all know.
Join us for a positive, energetic look at the state of Energy Tech in Denver, through the eyes of successful local entrepreneurs.

2018 CO-LABS Governor's Awards for High-Impact Research
October 4, 2018

Join the premier scientific research recognition event in Colorado with over 200 researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and government officials as we celebrate the exceptional and groundbreaking work of scientists and engineers from Colorado’s federally-funded research labs and institutes. 

National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
October 8, 2018

FCHEA, the fuel cell industry, its supporters, and friends will be celebrating the fourth annual National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day on Monday, October 8, 2018. The date of October 8 (10/08) was chosen in recognition of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008). National Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Day provides a platform for a nation-wide campaign to raise broader awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies.

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.

Clean Energy Means Business
November 13, 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.

Registration Opens September 2018
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.

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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