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Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Award Celebration Winners
CCIA's Vice Chair Ned Harvey and Executive Director Mary Austin opened up the program by welcoming guests, nominees and program sponsors including Cooley LLP, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The awards celebration featured catering by McDevitt Taco Supply, beverages from Sanitas Brewing Co. and networking opportunities for our cleantech industry partners. The highlight of the evening was the announcements of this year's winners.
Outstanding cleantech companies and individuals recognized for the 2021 Colorado Cleantech Awards were as follows:
Breakout Cleantech Company Award: Aclymate
Emerging Cleantech Company Award: Fluid Truck Share
High Impact Cleantech Company Award: ENGAGE
High Impact Global Cleantech Company Award: Bolder Industries
Legislator of the Year Award: Senate Majority Leader Steven Fenberg
Cleantech Innovator of the Year Award: Wayne Greenberg
Cleantech Champion Award: Ed Williams
Key themes of the night's program were the collaborative nature of the Colorado cleantech ecosystem, the value of programs such as the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade's Advanced Industries grants, and the role of public policy in supporting clean technologies. Colorado's cleantech companies are increasing their footprint into new product areas and markets, including globally. Other companies that were highlighted and recognized during the event included Altum Technologies, AMP Robotics, Atargis Wave Energy, Blue Frontier, Clear Comfort, Copper Labs, and Lightning eMotors.
"CCIA is delighted to have been able to recognize such a dynamic set of cleantech entrepreneurs and advocates at our virtual cleantech awards,"Mary Austin reflected on the event, "Celebrating and honoring these companies and individuals is vital to boosting Colorado's cleantech community."