Mike's intro: Professional and Community Partnerships Key to Progress
In five short years, our community has launched a successful target industry approach; created lasting partnerships between government, higher education and the private sector; focused on the retention and expansion of existing businesses; and increased support of start-up companies and entrepreneurs.
One of our fastest growing partnerships is the International Cleantech Network (ICN), an initiative of the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster and the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster. At a recent ICN meeting, Colorado Clean Energy representatives presented a new project called the Global Commercialization Initiative designed to:
- Link ICN members’ commercialization efforts
- Identify common commercialization goals among members
- Link entrepreneurs and investors
- Link major research universities with ICN members
- Leverage unique research assets
The ICN members include Colorado Clean Energy Cluster; Research Triangle, North Carolina; ACLIMA, Bilbao Spain; SCION Incubators, Copenhagen; and Singapore Cleantech Incubator. For more information contact me at . Or visit the Colorado Clean Energy Cluster’s website.
Proactive professional and community partnerships continue to strengthen our local economy and help diversify our supply chains, employment opportunities and innovative environment.
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Chief Financial Officer
City of Fort Collins