: The competition is being funded by the Federal Government through its Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate Program in the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Educartion. The competition is being managed by Australian CleanTech (www.auscleantech.com.au), a private research and advisory business.

The competition is organized by the Cleantech Open (www.cleantechopen.com). Through its annual cleantech Business Competition and mentorship program (the world’s largest), the Cleantech Open has helped hundreds of clean technology start-ups bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition since 2006, and helped its alumni raise over $260M and create thousands of green-collar jobs.

The mission of the Australian Cleantech Competition is to find, fund and foster companies with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges. Through this mission, the Competition encourages the development of clean technology companies that foster a healthy, natural environment – companies that provide environmental benefits in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution reduction and resource protection and conservation.