Canopy Aerospace Chooses Littleton for Headquarters

Canopy Aerospace, a startup manufacturer providing rapid, on-demand ceramic additive manufacturing for emerging space and hypersonic industries, has signed a seven-year lease in Littleton for their new headquarters. The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC), alongside with several other organizations, helped Canopy Aerospace make the decision to settle in Metro Denver. 

“We chose Colorado because of its deeply connected space ecosystem and access to talented future hires from this community. Canopy is excited to establish ourselves here and build the future industrial base of additive ceramics for space and beyond,” said CEO and co-founder for Canopy Aerospace, Matt Shieh.

Since its founding in 2021, Canopy Aerospace has built out their Design for Additive Manufacturability (DfAM) analysis tool to quickly evaluate designs, established a frictionless customer portal with access to a full suite of high-performance ceramics, and is in the process of building out its v1 factory located in Denver, CO. Canopy provides a vertically-integrated manufacturing solution for high-precision ceramic components. The company has also secured agreements and licenses with NASA for high-temperature thermal protection systems manufacturing. The company currently serves DoD and commercial customers in aerospace and space with plans to expand into terrestrial industries requiring high-precision ceramics.

“The Metro Denver EDC is thrilled to have played a role in helping Canopy Aerospace choose Metro Denver,” said president of the Metro Denver EDC, Raymond H. Gonzales. “Colorado’s renown for its aerospace economy, partners and operations, and the fact that Canopy Aerospace chose our state is a testament to this. We cannot wait to see all they accomplish for Colorado’s aerospace industry.”

The Metro Denver EDC assisted in site selection with Canopy Aerospace, and also provided aerospace background that led the organization to their final decision.

About the Metro Denver EDC
Often called a “center of influence,” the Metro Denver EDC was the nation’s first regional economic development organization. A division of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, from Castle Rock to Fort Collins and Golden to Greeley, we represent the nine counties and 66 communities that contribute to our robust economy and incredible culture. As the economic development function of the broader Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the EDC serves a 9-county territory that represents two-thirds of the state’s population and three-quarters of the GDP.

Thanks to the leadership and generosity of Colorado’s most influential companies, the Metro Denver EDC works to “future-proof” the Colorado economy through corporate attraction and retention; workforce development; domestic and global marketing; investments in infrastructure; and public policy that fosters a pro-business climate.

Metro Denver EDC investors leverage our data, intel and insights to strengthen their own companies. They help lead the transformational projects that make Metro Denver a world-class region. They help determine our priorities – including our organizational strategy, policy engagement, and decisions around regional growth. And ultimately, they play a key role in making our community an even better place to live and work.

About Canopy Aerospace
Canopy is a software-defined, advanced manufacturing company addressing the global technical ceramics industry. Using additive manufacturing combined with a digital stack, the company manufactures technical ceramics at a fraction of the cost and lead time over traditional methods. Unlike other legacy factories, Canopy’s approach is built on a vertically-integrated manufacturing platform with proven technology. This capability fills a manufacturing gap in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) for space and terrestrial markets to include hypersonics, spacecraft, semiconductors, and automotives. Canopy investors include Hivers & Strivers, Penfed, Industrious Ventures, Caruso Ventures, Valor Equity Partners, Mana Ventures, and Gaingels.