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The Australian government is offering $2 million in grants for energy tech

- August 9, 2019 1 MIN READ
Australian energy resource tech startups are being offered $2 million in matching funding through NERA (National Energy Resources Australia)

NERA Chief Executive Miranda Taylor said the funding is for industry-led projects with a focus on four key areas: remote operations, robotics and artificial intelligence; unconventional gas technologies, hydrogen and decommissioning

“We know collaborative partnerships between industry and innovators can produce truly transformational results,” she said.

“We hope to work with local innovators to build their capacity and capability in fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, which are critical to improving the future productivity and safety of the energy resources sector, as well as developing transferable skills and technologies with benefits across the Australian economy.”

The future technology fund is for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches, clear commercialisation applications and clear project timeframes. They must have matched industry funding, be undertaken in Australia and address one or more of the Knowledge Priorities identified in the NERA Sector Competitiveness Plan — the energy sector’s strategic roadmap.

Applications close 30 September, 2019. More information is available here.

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