Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Announces the Winners of the 2017 Cleantech Awards
Six business and individual winners recognized as Colorado's cleantech leaders
"The cleantech awards winners represent some of the most exciting technical, collaborative and creative efforts taking place in the state today," said Shelly Curtiss, CCIA's executive director. "The companies and individuals recognized as finalists and winners this year are the reason why Colorado is a national leader in the cleantech space. I look forward to supporting their continued success."
Winners were selected based on their ability to make an impact in the cleantech marketplace. The set of criteria used to judge the awards include the winners' ability to achieve viable market strategies, entrepreneurial activity, an ability to raise funds to support technology development or commercialization efforts and statewide job creation.
CCIA's Leadership in Advancing Cleantech Award winners are:
High Impact Cleantech Company of the Year:
Enbala Power Network
Breakout Cleantech Company of the Year:
Solid Power and SunTech Drive
Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year:
Colorado Cleantech Innovator of the Year:
Dustin Smith, SolarTAC and NXTGrid
Legislator of the Year:
State Senator Kevin Priola
The Cleantech Awards Dinner welcomed 300 people to Boulder, Colorado to celebrate Colorado's vibrant cleantech community. In addition to the CCIA awards, Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open teams presented 1-minute speed pitch presentations and the organization announced their regional winners. Idaho-
To close out the year, CCIA will release the fifth edition of the Innovative Energy Review magazine in November. The national publication reaches 20,000 targeted cleantech, high-tech, advanced energy, venture and economic development executives across the country.
About Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
Founded in 2008, CCIA is a statewide, industry-led, industry-focused organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industry. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information, visit http://www.coloradocleantech.com (http://cts.businesswire.com/