CCIA Awards Event; Chris Shapard Named Chair of Green Jobs Colorado Advisory Council
Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Announces Inaugural Awards Celebration, With Keynote by Nation's
Leading Cleantech Venture Capitalist Ira Ehrenpreis
September 15, 2010 - The Colorado Cleantech Industry
Association (CCIA) will hold its first "Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration" Tuesday, October 19, 11 a.m. to 1
p.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center. The announcement is made by Christine Shapard, Executive Director of the CCIA who says, "We're extremely pleased
to welcome Ira Ehrenpreis, noted venture capitalist and cleantech industry expert, as our keynote speaker for the inaugural
event. In concert with Mr. Ehrenpreis’ presentation, we'll also be showcasing those companies and individuals
who have made a significant impact on Colorado's cleantech industry this past year."
Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Executive Director Christine Shapard Appointed Council Chair of New
Green Jobs Colorado Advisory Council
September 16, 2010 - Christine Shapard, Founding Executive Director of the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA)
has been appointed Chair of the Green Jobs Colorado Advisory Council (GJCAC) by Donald J. Mares, Executive Director Colorado
Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE). The announcement is made jointly by Mares and Shapard. "Colorado's
New Energy Economy has set a national precedent in research, innovation and clean-energy job creation. Through legislation
and policy, Colorado has been able to create thousands of new jobs across the state," Shapard says. "The Advisory
Council will work to build a workforce for Colorado’s New Energy Economy through administering the Green Jobs Colorado
Training program and coordinating statewide green job efforts."
The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development Announces Second Statewide “Call for Proposals” From Life
Science Technologies In Need of Funding and Active Management
September 14, 2010 - The Colorado Institute for Drug, Device and Diagnostic Development (CID4) has issued its
second statewide “Call for Proposals” from Colorado life science technologies in need of funding and active management
guidance. The announcement is made by Kevin M. Smith, CID4 Executive Vice President/COO and spokesperson, who says,
“CID4 officially launched in February of this year, concurrent with the rollout of our first solicitation. The
response to our first solicitation identified many exciting technologies with significant job creation potential and has resulted
in the selection of two projects to receive CID4 funding - one biopharmaceutical and one medical device. The final legal documents
are in process and we look forward to announcing the selected technologies in the very near future."
responding to CID4’s second proposal solicitation:
BioWest 2010 is coming Sept 29-30; Dr. Temple Grandin Keynotes CBSA Awards Dinner
September 7, 2010 - General registration is now open for the Rocky Mountain Region’s Premier Bioscience
Conference & Expo, BioWest 2010. More than 700 participants are expected at this year’s event, September 29-30,
at the Grand Hyatt (1750 Welton) in Denver. Headlining the Annual Awards Dinner during the 2010 BioWest Conference is Dr.
Temple Grandin, noted author, speaker, scientist and autism expert who leads an impressive line up of national and international
industry speakers and panelists.
September 13, 2010 - Cutting-edge development of a universal influenza vaccine, creation of an innovative hybridCpeptide
manufacturing process, groundbreaking wastewater treatment through a new algae production system, and a revolutionary nontoxic
surface treatment to control the growth of bacteria in hospitals, comprise the four finalists in this year’s BioWest
Venture Showcase competition.