Monday, November 16, 2009

Colorado International Trade Office Receives $363,135 matching grant to support Colorado cleantech companies in China & Mexico, involving CCIA

11/12/09: "The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the Colorado International Trade Office (ITO), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT), is one of five recipients of the Market Development Cooperators Program (MDCP) for 2009. The ITO will receive $363,135 in matching funds over the next three years to support Colorado company exports of clean and environment-related products and services to China and Mexico. . .While the ITO is the lead organization for the CO-EXist program, the following partners will also play an integral role: The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA); the U.S. Export Assistance Center, Denver; the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Offices in Mexico and China; Connected Organizations for a Responsible Economy (CORE); the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology (CAMT); the Colorado CleanTech Industry Association (CCIA); and the City of Denver Office of Economic Development. Other support organizations include the World Trade Center, Denver and the Colorado Springs Office of International Affairs."

Link to the ITO news release

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Smart Grid Session 3: The Policy Challenges

CCIA and Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, LLP hosted "Smart Grid: The Policy Challenges" on November 10, 2009, for the 3rd in its 3-part smart grid series. Keynote Presentation (pictured far right): Matt Baker, Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission Additional Panelists Included (L-R): Rebecca Johnson; Tony Markel, Senior Engineer, Vehicle Systems Analysis Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and Sunil Cherian, Founder & CEO, Spirae, Inc.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

11/13: the CCIA will host a breakfast for the German wind energy delegation

Latest News From the DBJ: Representatives of eight German companies involved in the global wind energy industry are coming to Denver next week, hoping to find local companies in Colorado to partner with in the future.

The companies manufacture equipment for the wind energy industry, from the bolts that hold the turbine together to the hand tools used by maintenance workers on wind farms.

. The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association will host a breakfast for the delegation, where members will make presentations about their companies, Friday morning, Nov. 13, at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade helped to put together the breakfast, Cheatham said.

For information about registering for the Cleantech association's breakfast, call the association at 303-623-2690.

Link to the DBJ posting