2019 Colorado Cleantech Finalists Announced
Company finalists were selected based on their ability to impact the clean technology marketplace, successful fundraising efforts, ability to scale technology and statewide job creation impact. Individuals were selected for their commitment to expanding Colorado's cleantech ecosystem and their devotion to the success of their respective organizations.
"We're in an exciting point in the energy landscape, where the most advanced and innovative technologies are working not just to change our market behaviors, but to help mitigate the effects of climate change," said Shelly Curtiss, CCIA's executive director. "The companies and individuals honored this year represent a diverse set of technologies and business models, and a new way of doing business that does well by doing good."
The 2019 Colorado Cleantech Awards Finalists are:
Emerging Cleantech Company
The Emerging category honors exciting young startups working on perfecting innovative new products.
Big Blue Technologies
Breakout Cleantech Company
Breakout Cleantech companies are evolving businesses with a honed product that are poised to start earning revenue.
Keystone Tower Systems
Scale Microgrid Solutions
High Impact Cleantech Company
High Impact companies are mature organizations with large and growing staff, single or multiple products in the marketplace and positive earnings.
AES Distributed Energy
UQM / Danfoss Editron
Cleantech Innovator of the Year
The Cleantech Innovator of the Year award goes to an individual who made a significant impact on the Colorado cleantech ecosystem in 2019.
Steve Berens, CEO of Clear Comfort
Joel Serface, CEO of Catalyze
Debra Wilcox, Co-Founder of The 3D Printing Store
Katie Woslager, Advanced Industries Senior Manager of Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)
CCIA will also announced additional awards, including the Legislator of the Year, at the celebration on October 16.
The Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration will be held October 16 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the newly remodeled Buffalo Rose event space in Golden, Colorado. For more information, visit: http://coloradocleantech.com/
Founded in 2008, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industries. 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 about CCIA, visit: http://www.coloradocleantech.com