The Colorado Clean Energy Cluster (CCEC) is an ‘enterprise to attract, incubate and grow clean energy enterprises’
CCEC is a project-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit economic development organization aimed at growing primary jobs in Colorado in the area of clean energy through formal partnerships between clean energy companies, the public sector and higher education.
As a unique statewide organization fostering market transformation for clean energy, the CCEC is focused on innovative and entrepreneurial ways to grow the clean energy sector through actionable projects and initiatives that directly benefit Colorado clean energy companies.
ColoradoBiz Magazine Honors FortZED among Top 50 Green Champions
July, 2014 - ColoradoBiz magazine has recognized FortZED - a unique collaboration of Fort Collins government, business and university leaders working on cutting-edge alternative energy solutions - as one of 50 Colorado Firms on a Greener Path.
FortZED is one of seven organizations recognized as a 2014 Green Champion in the Non-Profit/Government category along with the Rocky Mountain Institute, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. As part of its first “Green Colorado” July/August issue, ColoradoBiz highlights the companies and organizations “whose sustainable initiatives are setting the standard for other businesses to follow.”
Awardees were honored at a ceremony June 26 in Denver.
Central to the CCEC's success is cross-cutting collaboration exemplified by the CCEC's "triple helix" model. An example of the model at work is the FortZED initiative, which brings together cleantech businesses, Colorado State University and the City of Fort Collins.