Pitch program to support Australia’s top cleantech businesses launched

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The National Energy Resources Australia, (NERA) an independent, federal-funded, not-for-profit working to decarbonise Australia’s energy sector, has launched a nationwide pitch program to identify, support and raise the profile of the country’s top cleantech businesses that are developing world-class technologies that can help shape the global energy transition.

LETs Pitch Australia is a supply chain development program that is supporting the growth of low emissions technologies by providing SMEs with unique business development opportunities.

Winners of the LETs Pitch Australia program will be invited to travel to Pittsburgh in the United States and showcase their technology on the international stage at Global Clean Energy Action Forum from 21 to 23 September 2022.

Miranda Taylor, NERA Chief Executive Officer, says investment in technology combined with collaboration across governments, industries, R&D and innovators must be a top priority if we are to achieve the scale of decarbonisation needed to meet global emissions targets.

“We need to get to net-zero as fast as we can while recognising the world also needs access to decarbonised, reliable, and affordable energy that also meets the highest standards of environmental protection and safety,” Taylor said. “That demand is only likely to increase. It is, therefore, vital that we take action now to accelerate support for the technologies that can decarbonise our economies and address growing energy demands globally.

“LETs Pitch is about identifying the innovative businesses behind Australia’s leading low emissions technologies and supporting their growth in domestic and international markets,” Taylor added. “This could secure a two-fold opportunity to grow Australia’s economy by fast-tracking decarbonisation and diversifying into high-value technologies and advanced manufacturing.”

LETs Pitch is open to start-up or scale-up businesses with an innovative technology that will support Australia’s low carbon future in one of the targeted technology categories such as clean hydrogen and low emissions electricity.