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Press Release from Senator Kate Lundy: 2-Apr-2013 - Competition set to boost clean tech innovation
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2013 COMPETITION LAUNCH, SYDNEY, 26 MARCH
Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation launched the Competition in Sydney on 26 March. The MC was James O'Loghlin (New Inventors) and the 2012 Winner, enLighten Australia, and a 2012 Finalist, Aeratron, spoke on the benefits of entering.
Dr Marc Newson Interviewed on Sky Business Tech Report on the outcomes of the 2012 Competition
Press Release: 5-Oct-12 - Innovations in LED Lighting, Recycled Rubber, and Bio Shipping Pallets are Australian Cleantech Winners Announced
Press Release: 5-Sep-12 - Australian Energy Efficiency and Green Construction Cleantech Finalists Announced
Press Release: 10-Jul-12 - Top 30 Cleantech Companies Announced for Australian Cleantech Competition
Sky News: Interview with the Australian Government Cleantech Supplier Advocate Dr Marc Newson
The Australian Clean Technologies Competition is seeking Australia's best companies in the high-tech, high-skill cleantech sector. The competition will assess, mentor and promote these industries of the future providing a uniquely Australian take on the future.
Companies can be delivering technologies, services and policies that address pollution, waste treatment and energy storage, new ways of looking at energy efficiency, building materials, transportations systems, public utilities and much more.
The Competition was first run in 2011 as a way to identify the best ways of addressing the challenges of climate change and sustainability. The 2013 competition will be launched in March 2013 and will provide another opportunity for Australian cleantech companies to develop their businesses.
What's New in 2013?
Six Award Categories
As well as the Overall Winner, there will also be category winners for the best clean technology for specific industries.
“The 2012 Cleantech Competition win has further increased our profile as an LED lighting technology innovator. Following the competition publicity, we have been contacted by a number of new potential clients.” Steve Cahill, enLighten, 2012 Winner.
“The access to the Silicon Valley investment community really helped our business, and the domestic exposure has helped us develop a stronger presence here in Australia,” Wayne Ryan, SMAC Tech,
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The Australian competition is an initiative of the Gillard Government’s Supplier Advocate Program and its Clean Technology Focus for Supply Chains. It is supported by Enterprise Connect, Commercialisation Australia, CSIRO and Austrade.
More information is available at www.innovation.gov.au/supplieradvocates.