Press Release, 18-Nov-13 - Asian Trade Mission Success
PRESS RELEASE - 2013 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON 2 OCTOBER
2013 AUSTRALIAN WINNER - BluGlass Ltd
Press Release, 2-Sep-13 - Competition Finalists Announced
Press Release, 25-Jun-13 - Competition Semi Finalists Announced
Press Release, 7-Jun-13 - Competition Entrants have Raised $113m
See Marc Newson on Sky News Tech Report
Press Release from Senator Kate Lundy: 2-Apr-2013 - Competition set to boost clean tech innovation
ReNew Economy, 27-Mar-13 - Cleantech comp: The hunt for the best ideas
IT Wire, 17-Mar-13 - Autodesk supports clean technology
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
Companies can be developing or delivering solutions that address pollution, waste treatment and energy storge, energy efficiency, building materials, transportations systems, public utilities and much more.
Comments from some of the Competition Semi Finalists
"The access to Silicon Valley really helped our business."
Wayne Ryan, Director
SMAC Technologies, 2011 Winner
"The competition win has further increased our profile."
Steve Cahill, CEO
enLighten Australia, 2012 Winner
"A really big thank you on running a fabulous competition."
BluGlass Ltd, 2013 Semi Finalist
"F cubed has acquired a wealth of knowledge and connections."
F Cubed, 2013 Semi Finalist
"The workshops were fantastic. Highly valuable."
Bob Cart, CEO
RayGen Resources, 2013 Semi Finalist
"The workshop was a really excellent catalyst to engender rethinking."
Chris GIlbey, Director
SAMEC, 2013 Semi Finalist
"I sincerely appreciate the effort for such a great competition."
Vahid Vakiloroaya, Director
Oracle Air Conditioning, 2013 Semi Finalist
"It has been a valuable learning lesson for my business."
John Cross, CEO
Recycling Solutions, 2012 Semi Finalist
"Thank you for all the assistance you have given."
Rex Lehmann, CEO
SkyCool, 2012 Finalist
"Your mentoring workshop is an eye-opener. To you and all the presenters my deep gratitude."
Soo Man Heng, Active Bio-Culture, 2012 Semi Finalist
Semi Finalists get an allocated Mentor to help develop their business plans. The Competition has access to over 40 mentors around the country and matches the Semi Finalists with a mentor by geography and business and technical specialisation. Some of the 2013 mentors are shown here.
The competition Judges bring a mix of technology, finance and business skills to assess the companies that have the greatest potential
All Semi Finalists are invited to join the November Trade Mission to help find Customers, Partners and Investors. In 2013, we went to Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai and Singapore. In 2011 and 2012, the trip went to California.