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STEEL YOURSELF: The World Economic Forum asked Sydney climate tech hub, Greenhouse, to run a net zero plan for the planet’s biggest energy users

- September 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

Newly created Sydney climate tech platform Greenhouse has been enlisted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to drive a new program to help the planet’s ‘hardest-to-abate’ sectors, such as aviation, shipping, trucking, and steel, increase their drive towards net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Greenhouse was developed as a subsidiary of the Investible group, and… Read more »

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EnergyLab backs 13 climate tech startup for new program to help them through the ‘valley of death’

- September 15, 2023 3 MIN READ

Climate tech accelerator EnergyLab has singled out 13 startups for its new Climate Tech Charge program, offering them 12 months of support to help them make it through the current investor downturn. The Charge program provides critical support for early-stage founders contributing to decarbonisation amidst a challenging economic environment where VC funding in Australia substantially… Read more »

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Health insurer Bupa is on the hunt for ‘eco-disruptive’ startups to back

- August 11, 2023 2 MIN READ

Startups from Australian or New Zealand could score up to $48,000 (£25,000) from health insurer Bupa as part of its 2023 eco-Disruptive program.  The program connects selected startups with the Bupa team, supported by £25,000 in initial funding to develop their solutions to the biggest challenges threatening our planet. The global competition goes on to offer… Read more »

ARENA CEO Darren Miller

The ARENA Renewables Showcase is on the hunt for startups to pitch for funding

- August 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

The annual ARENA Renewables Startup Showcase is heading to Melbourne this year, with applications now open for startups interested in taking part. Pioneering startup network Innovation Bay and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have teamed up again  for the fourth showcase, which takes place on Wednesday, November 1, at Cargo Hall in Melbourne. They’re looking for early… Read more »


Drone seeding startup AirSeed Technologies is raising a Series A to deliver on a $200 million carbon capture fund

- April 4, 2023 2 MIN READ

Environmental restoration startup AirSeed Technologies is partnering with impact investment manager Conscious Investment Management (CIM) as it sets up a $200 million carbon sequestration fund. Carbon sequestration is the process of capturing and storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere or industrial emissions. AirSeed’s way of tackling the issue is through reforestation.  AirSeed was cofounded… Read more »

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Climate tech startup Great Wrap is now producing compostable pallet wrap

- March 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based material science company, Great Wrap, has launched the world’s first compostable pallet wrap.  The alternative to plastic wrap is made with food waste to combat the global dependence on petroleum-based pallet wrap and plastic pollution.  Cofounders Jordy Kay and Julia Kay saw a materials revolution happening around them. Everything industry from energy, transport, and… Read more »

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Giant Leaps: climate tech and female founders are top of the pops in Australian impact investing

- March 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Women-led startups and others tackling climate and sustainability-related issues are emerging trends Australia’s impact startup ecosystem, a new report from VC Giant Leap reveals. A snippet above a quarter (26%) of the impact opportunities reviewed by Giant Leap come from women-led ventures, a touch above the 23% average in the broader ecosystem. Meanwhile, a majority… Read more »

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean
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NSW puts $64 million into two green hydrogen hubs amid $1.5 billion in incentives now on the table

- March 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

The NSW government is investing $64 million into the state’s the first two green hydrogen hub projects, in the Illawarra and Moree, as it also opens up applications for $1.5 billion in concessions for large-scale green hydrogen producers. The initial recipients are the BOC Illawarra Hydrogen Technology Hub and Sundown’s Keytah cotton farm near Moree.… Read more »

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Aerospace startup Kite Magnetics has developed the world’s most powerful & lightest electric engine for planes

- February 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne aerospace startup Kite Magnetics has revealed its 120 kW air-cooled electric motor, the world’s most powerful for planes, at the Avalon Air Show. The lightweight motor, made from a unique new magnetic material called Aeroperm, is more powerful than a small car engine but only weighs as much as  a full suitcase. Kite Magnetics… Read more »

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Applications are now open for the 2023 Ocean Impact Accelerator Program

- February 8, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian environmental startup accelerator and investor Ocean Impact Organisation  (OIO) is again running its six-month accelerator program for startups working on solutions to transform ocean health. The not-for-profit seeks 10 “game-changing” startups working on sustainability solutions. Startups focusing on ocean-related issues can apply here.  The Ocean Impact Accelerator Program (OIAP) is an initiative that helps… Read more »