Mining Cleantech Challenge Announces Call for Applications

Market-driven showcase connecting clean technology to mining now in its second year, with a $5,000 prize

GOLDEN, Colo.--()--The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the second annual Mining Cleantech Challenge (MCC), a market-driven showcase to be held in Denver, Colorado on March 29, 2018.

After a successful inaugural MCC in 2017, which featured 11 companies, CCIA is once again launching the Mining Cleantech Challenge in partnership with mining leaders from across the globe. The MCC provides targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers with the mutually beneficial goal of meeting industry’s needs while introducing innovative cleantech solutions to the marketplace. 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.

“CCIA’s partnerships with disparate industry sectors such as mining and oil and natural gas continue to prove fruitful for both clean technologies and the traditional energy and extractive sectors,” said CCIA executive director Shelly Curtiss. “Working together, creative connection programs such as the MCC help advance early stage clean technology companies and continue to foster innovation within the mining industry.”

CCIA partners for this program include Newmont, Fresnillo, McEwen, Ausenco, Jolimont Global, Resource Capital Funds, Consulate General of Canada, Rocky Mountain Institute, Colorado School of Mines, Davis Graham & Stubbs and Clareo.

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:

Advanced materials or chemicals
Methane and NOx gas detection or control
Plant or biological solutions
Power management
Production efficiency
Production management
Remote/distributed power
Remote sensing
Resource characterization and mine planning
Tailings/waste handling and disposal

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, after which approximately 10 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the mining partners. Applications are due February 28, 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


Mary Austin

Release Summary

The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the second annual Mining Cleantech Challenge (MCC).


Mary Austin