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Thursday, September 16, 2010

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.  ColoCleantechAwardLogo.jpgThe 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."

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Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Executive Director Christine Shapard Appointed Council Chair of New Green Jobs Colorado Advisory Council

Shapard.jpgSeptember 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."

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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."

Details for responding to CID4’s second proposal solicitation:

* Respond electronically at: http://www.cid4.com

* Final submissions due: October 15, 2010

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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.

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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. 

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