Ecotech Institute named runner-up for Colorado Cleantech Industry Association award

Nov 15, 2012

Ecotech Institute received accolades as a finalist for the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association's National Cleantech Leadership Award on October 22.

"We were absolutely thrilled to be recognized among so many fantastic cleantech innovators who deeply care about sustainable industries," said Mike Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. "Ecotech is committed to walking the talk as we educate future sustainability experts and we will continue to look to these peers for insights, guidance and support."

During the third annual Colorado Cleantech Industry Awards Celebration, individuals and organizations were honored for their leadership in advancing cleantech job creation, corporate growth, individual effort and technical innovation.

The 21 finalists in 10 award categories were selected based on their ability to impact the marketplace with innovative clean technologies, successful fundraising efforts, ability to scale their technology, and the company's statewide job creation success. Individuals were selected for their commitment to expanding

Colorado's cleantech ecosystem and their devotion to the growth of their respective organizations. With the guidance of Deloitte, the finalists were selected by a group of industry peers consisting of entrepreneurial leaders, cleantech CEOs and former award recipients.

"For a school that has only been around a couple years, this nomination was a big accomplishment," added Seifert.

Here are the 2012 Colorado Cleantech Leadership Awards finalists:

Center for the New Energy Economy (Fort Collins)
Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory (Golden)
Ecotech Institute (Aurora)