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Innovation & Start-Ups in the Energy Sector

In partnership with Reneweconomy the event will discuss the latest opportunities, challenges, innovative technologies, programs and developments for energy industry start-ups.
8-9 May 2017 | Swissotel Sydney

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Special rate for Government & Academia, Start ups & Small businesses
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With energy industry disruption comes great opportunities to develop innovations to meet an increasingly diverse energy mix.

Renewables, batteries and a host of emerging new energy technologies are drastically challenging the existing energy markets. We are looking at a clean-technology energy future and the timing is right for a fundamental shift towards funding innovative business models which overcome adoption barriers to already mature technologies.

Start-ups will play a key role in Australia’s energy future and hence we must develop the right frameworks and environment to bring together innovative, creative & bold thinkers as they have the potential to be the game changers in this clean energy revolution.

The Innovation & Start-ups in the Energy Sector Conference is designed as a platform for technology researchers and start-ups, industry leaders, utilities, solar installers, energy storage companies, technology manufacturers, equipment providers, project developers, investors, non-traditional power companies and consultants, to come together and discuss the latest opportunities, challenges, innovative technologies, programs and developments for energy industry start-ups.

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Key Issues

The event is perfectly timed to address key issues such as:

  • Government initiatives supporting innovation and advancement in the energy industry
  • How regulation and market access is assisting or inhibiting the energy transformation
  • What is currently being done to reforming our approach to risk and entrepreneurship?
  • What is the role of innovation in the long term plan to secure Australia’s future economic prosperity?
  • Innovative business models and the importance of energy & clean-tech start-up hubs
  • Optimising Australia’s R&D landscape in the energy sector
  • What can we learn from other regions?
  • Unblocking Australia’s potential and transforming our technological capabilities to meet the rapidly growing energy industry
  • Potential game changers and how innovation is disrupting the energy industry?
  • Capturing opportunities for growth, development, collaboration and innovation across the energy sector
  • Capital raising and investment in innovative technologies & clean energy start-ups
  • Funding available for energy start-ups
  • The consumer aspect – what do home owners and business crave?
  • Case studies from innovators who can enhance the competitiveness and efficiency of Australia’s energy resource industry including Industry leading research projects and technological advances in areas such as:
    • Solar – Energy storage, panels, and batteries
    • Digital platforms enhancing customer engagement
    • Intelligent home energy systems
    • Energy efficient technologies
    • Host of exciting and emerging new energy technologies


Giles Parkinson

Founder and Editor, RenewEconomy

James Tilbury

Operations Director, EnergyLab

Michael Molitor

Project Leader, A2emCo, Australian Autonomous Electric Mobility Company

Dr Larry Lopez

Director of Accelerating Commercialisation Strategy, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Annabel Wilton

Analyst, Distributed Energy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Katerina Kimmorley

Innovation Fund, Senior Associate, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Tim Heasley

Partner, Artesian Venture Partners

Dr Mark Bonnar

Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners

Joanna Greenlees

Co-Founder & Director, Energy Panda

Dr John McKibbin

Founder & CEO, Ecologic Apps

Vicky Lay

Managing Director, Artesian Investments

Bruce Thompson

General Manager, Strategic Planning, GreenSync

Tim Latimer

National Sales Manager, Redback Technologies

Philip Keogan

Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Sunverge Energy

Stephanie Moroz

Principal, Davanz

Edward Hanna

General Manager, Microgrids & Embedded Networks, Energy Action

Lawrence Orsini

Founder, LO3 Energy

John O’Brien

Managing Director, Australian CleanTech & Sino CleanTech

Phil Cohn

Strategy Specialist | Strategy & Knowledge Sharing, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Mike Swanston

Principal Consultant, The Customer Advocate

Ashley Brown

Program Director, KPMG Energise ENR Start-up Accelerator Advisory, Management Consulting, KPMG

Jaime Robles

Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific, Geli

Nick Lake

Executive Director, EnergyLab

Cameron Briggs

Head of Future Energy, Origin Energy

Michelle Taylor

Manager Technology Development, Ergon Energy

Stewart Craine

Managing Director, Village Infrastructure Angles

Dave Martin

Managing Director, Power Ledger

Gavin Dietz

CEO, Wattwatchers

Martin Poole

Company Secretary, Fulcrum 3D

Ben Waters

Co-Founder and Strategy Director, Presync (Australian Technologies Competition judge)

Giles Bourne

CEO, BluGlass (Australian Technologies Competition judge)

Adrian Merrick

Founder & CEO, Energy Locals

Dr Andrew Mears

CEO, SwitchDin

Richard Caldwell

Managing Director, Dyesol Limited

Stefan Jarnason

CEO and Founder, Solar Analytics

when & where

08 - 09 May 2017

Swissotel, Sydney
68 Market Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9238 8888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4315

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (0)2 9080 4030

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