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Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge Announces Call for Applications
[June 13, 2018]

Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge Announces Call for Applications

The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA (News - Alert)) is now accepting applications for their popular Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge (OGCC), the program that matches applicable cleantech business solutions directly with partners in the industry. Now in its fifth year, this product showcase is an established event connecting innovative technologies directly to oil and gas companies.

The fifth annual event will take place in Denver at the Colorado Governor's Residence on September 6, 2018. The program is accepting applications from any state or country; there are no geographic restrictions, however companies are required to attend if chosen to present. Companies selected for participation in the program have the opportunity to present directly to program sponsors and the winning company receives a $5,000 prize.

The OGCC has recently been joined in CCIA's annual event calendar by the successful Mining Cleantech Challenge, the second of which occurred in March of 2018. Both events have been growing, with submissions increasing each season.

"We are excited to continue these now firmly established events, which differ from other pitch-style programs which are common in Denver and the surrounding area," says Mary Austin, director of the OGCC and partnerships at CCIA. "Instead of curating a group of businesses to highlight for a general and random audience, the OGCC industry partners are activey involved from start to finish. They identify the target technologies, participate in the review process, vote on which companies to bring in to pitch, and finally, they judge the presentation."

"This event is more of a matchmaking for innovative technologies to gain meaningful access to industry decision makers," adds Austin.

CCIA partners for this program include ConocoPhillips, BP and Noble Energy. Additional sponsors are the Canadian Consulate in Colorado, Altira, Wells Fargo (News - Alert), Rocky Mountain Institute, the Colorado Energy Office and Perkins Coie.

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:

Air especially methane detection or control
Unmanned aerial vehicles
The internet of things / digital oilfield
Items to reduce truck traffic
Space saving items to reduce footprint
Plant or biological solutions
Remote / distributed power
Power Management
Advanced materials and chemicals

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, after which 10-12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners. Applications are due July 31, 2018. More 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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