Victorian Cleantech Cluster partners with EnergyTech Hub to accelerate Australia’s Sustainable Energy Transition

Victorian Cleantech Cluster partners with EnergyTech Hub to accelerate Australia’s Sustainable Energy Transition


Melbourne, Australia 12 June 2020

Creating deeper industry connections between the energy sector and cleantech organisations will accelerate the sustainable energy transition as the EnergyTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, collaborates with the Victorian Cleantech Cluster.

Aimed at bringing down the barriers to providing sustainable, reliable and affordable solutions to Australia’s energy challenges, the EnergyTech Hub is focused on executing pilot projects to help local and international scaleups test, implement, and scale commercial-ready technology and business model innovations into the Australian market.

The collaboration with the Victorian Cleantech Cluster and its members will open up many opportunities for scaleups and organisations participating in the EnergyTech Hub, supporting Victoria to become a major hub for innovation, as well as uptake and commercialisation of clean technology.

Scaleups on the EnergyTech Hub program will have direct exposure to the relevant regional and international networks provided by the Victorian Cleantech Cluster so they can work on collaborative cleantech pilot projects, find co-investment opportunities and get access to industry expertise and market insights.

It will also encourage networking and commercial cooperation, bringing EnergyTech Hub organisations, Victorian companies and institutions together to drive the ongoing adoption of clean energy technology. This will in turn aid economic growth and transition to a more sustainable and circular economy.

The Victorian Cleantech Cluster (VCC) is thrilled to be a launch partner of the EnergyTech Hub” said Nigel Murphy, Chair of the VCC. “We see the work of the EnergyTech Hub as very important in building the capacity of cleantech scaleup companies in Victoria. The VCC is very keen to support this initiative through the cluster. Many of our members are well situated to support scaleups in the Australian market through the opportunities presented by the EnergyTech Hub. Collaboration is the key – having business, government, research and capital all pulling towards a cleantech future will drive and stimulate innovative and commercially successful companies in this sector. We want Victoria to be at the forefront of this global opportunity.”

“The EnergyTech Hub has recently launched and we are delighted to extend the network to include the Victorian Cleantech Cluster, to accelerate collaboration and learnings within the network and have sustainability top of mind as we restart the economy and look to create new jobs and commercial opportunities” ​adds Chair of the EnergyTech Hub, Kate Russell.

The EnergyTech Hub is currently supported by industry leaders including ​VivaEnergy, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, EnergyAustralia, the Victorian Cleantech Fund, the Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), YBF Ventures​ and ​COSEC​.

Participation in the EnergyTech Hub is open to stakeholders from across the energy ecosystem including other industry players and large energy users. This cross-company collaboration will play a key role in driving change in the energy market that is otherwise prone to resisting disruptive innovation. For more information on how to get involved, visit the EnergyTech Hub website h​ere​.

EnergyTech Hub’s first insights event ​Unpacking Sustainable Led Recovery ​will be held on June 18 at 2pm. Register here.​


For more information, contact:

Phoebe Ellis, Marketing & Communications at SBC​ | +61 477 818 898

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