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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 Subsidised Rate for selected small businesses - See pricing details below


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.

Confirmed speakers to-date include:

  • Giles Parkinson, Founder and Editor, RenewEconomy
  • John O’Brien, Managing Director, Australian CleanTech & Sino CleanTech
  • Lawrence Orsini, Founder, LO3 Energy
  • Dr Mark Bonnar, Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners
  • Stefan Jarnason, CEO & Founder, Solar Analytics
  • Nick Lake, Founder, EnergyLab
  • Philip Livingston, Founder, Redback Technologies
  • Richard Caldwell, Managing Director, Dyesol
  • Gavin Dietz, Managing Director, Wattwatchers
  • Tim Heasley, Partner, Artesian Venture Partners
  • Dr Andrew Mears, CEO & Founder, SwitchDin Pty Ltd
  • Edward Hanna, General Manager, Microgrids & Embedded Networks, Energy Action
  • Mike Swanston, Principal Consultant, The Customer Advocate

Many more to be announced…

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Event pricing

  • Super Early Bird offer: $2,695 – SAVE $500!
    Enter code P17R08EB at checkout. Expires 1 February 2017.
  • Early Bird rate: $2,995 + GST
  • Standard pricing rate: $3,195 + GST
  • Special Subsidised Rate available – see rates tab above

Note: The Special Subsidised Rate is available for selected small businesses that are not a branch office of a national or international company. Delegates choose to book at this rate will go through a verification process by the conference team.

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

when & where

08 - 09 May 2017

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

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.


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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