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August - 2011 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

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 PGFjbGFzcz0=">bWZyZWVtYW5AZmNnb3YuY29t. 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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Mike Freeman
Chief Financial Officer
City of Fort Collins