Technical Assistance

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iCAST helps communities use their local resources for their benefit. Our projects foster economic viability, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility in all types of communities – with a new vision for their future.

Focus Areas
• Energy Efficiency
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Creation of Social Ventures
• Renewable Energy
• Waste Utilization
• Community Sustainability

iCAST is currently seeking Colorado’s small businesses for our technical assistance programs.

For the third year in a row, iCAST has received funding from the Small Business Administration to provide our technical assistance services to businesses in Colorado. In 2013, we will be able to double that impact with our additional funding received from the Economic Development Administration. While we still provide assistance across the state, we are specifically seeking businesses in Southern Colorado who want to take advantage of both of these programs. Please call Chris Stoneman at (303)462-4100 ext. 802 to see if your business would be a candidate for this program!

What is technical assistance?

Technical assistance is non-financial assistance provided by local or international specialists. It can take the form of sharing information and expertise, instruction, skills training, transmission of working knowledge, and consulting services and may also involve the transfer of technical data.

What kind of projects can iCAST provide assistance on for my business?

iCAST’s Technical Assistance Program is tailored toward a client’s specific needs. Below, you’ll see some of the types of projects where iCAST has provided assistance. Not sure if your project fits within these categories? Contact us today and we will be happy to help!

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Sample Achievements
• Raised  over $180,000 in angel funding for  a clean tech start-up company
• Promoted and launched three social ventures in 2008
• Developed community sustainability plans for counties, cities, and a tribe in southern California
• Provided technical consulting to 19 micro-enterprises in marketing strategies, business development, financial forecasting, and growth plans
• Developer of small scale biodiesel, solar, wind, and hydro facilities in Colorado
• Created direct economic impact worth over $5 million and an indirect economic impact of over $25 million for Colorado

 

Useful resources:

Development Model for Communities

A quick guide to Micro-Hydro power generation in Colorado

A practical approach to Micro-Hydro power in Colorado

Cow Power – A guide to harnessing the energy in livestock waste

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