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Colorado Companies to Watch: Canopy Aerospace

Littleton

ColoradoBiz Staff //July 10, 2024//

Colorado Companies to Watch: Canopy Aerospace

Littleton

ColoradoBiz Staff //July 10, 2024//

Canopy Aerospace offers advanced manufacturing, materials development, and software development. The company, which was founded in 2021 and came to Colorado in 2023, has built a team of experienced operators with backgrounds in government, military, material science and advanced manufacturing. Canopy works at the intersection of government, academia, and the private sector to build rapid manufacturing capabilities for the space industry. The company leverages additive manufacturing as a core technology to enable complexity at scale for the advanced ceramics industry.

Canopy came to Colorado for the state’s strong customer base, for partnerships and existing investors in the state, a large talent pool of engineers from Colorado School of Mines, CU Boulder, and the surrounding aerospace industry to hire from, and strong economic development and support from Metro EDC, local EDCs, and Colorado Space Business Roundtable.

The company defines innovation as a holistic approach that combines the four innovation pillars of advanced manufacturing, advanced materials development, testing and qualification, and digital thread/software. The company culture is Canopy’s strongest asset, according to CEO Matt Shieh. “It creates an environment that is inclusive and supportive, yet mission-focused on succeeding,” he said. “This creates extreme pride and loyalty to the company and creates a strong sense of camaraderie.”