Call for applications to the 2024 Aviation Cleantech Challenge

DENVER - Nov. 29, 2023 - PRLog -- The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the inaugural Sustainable Aviation Cleantech Challenge, a market-driven innovation showcase to be held in person in Denver, CO on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

CCIA is hosting the Aviation Cleantech Challenge in partnership with international industry leaders. The program provides targeted connections between our industry sponsors and clean technology solution providers with the common goal of meeting industry's needs while introducing innovative cleantech solutions to the marketplace. Companies selected for participation in the program have the opportunity to present directly to industry leaders.

"Colorado Cleantech is very excited to present the 2024 Sustainable Aviation Cleantech Challenge which connects clean technology solution providers to the world's top aviation companies," said Executive Director, Laura Hickernell. "In this pivotal time for the Aviation industry, we are excited to see great support from leaders in the industry as they aim to address challenges together by supporting innovations in cleantech."

Colorado Cleantech's partners for this program include: United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Gevo, Denver International Airport, ConocoPhillips, Consulate General of Canada and The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade.

The application process is now open for cleantech companies to showcase their innovative products and technologies. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Active Load Alleviation
  • Advanced Auxiliary Power Units
  • Advanced Composites
  • Aircraft Surface Treatment Technologies (LEAF)
  • Alternative Wing Designs and Wingtip Devices
  • Autonomous Flight Solutions
  • Carbon Capture Use and Sequestration
  • Digital Thread
  • Double Bubble Fuselage
  • Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)
  • EV Charging
  • Hydrogen & Hydrogen Infrastructure
  • Propulsion Innovations
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs)
  • Onboard Power Solutions

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, after which approximately 10-12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the Aviation partners. The application deadline is January 18 at 5pm (MDT). The Application, and additional information can be found here:

About CCIA

Founded in 2008, 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

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