Through the competition, entrants will link with business mentors, access training opportunities and showcase their capabilities to potential customers, investors and the media.
The competition is an initiative of the Federal Government’s $8.2 million Supplier Advocate Program, and is supported by Enterprise Connect, Commercialisation Australia, CSIRO and Austrade.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation Mark Dreyfus said “This year's Australian Clean Technologies Competition is a unique opportunity for Australian clean technology firms to develop their capabilities and gain market exposure for their innovations.”
Competition finalists are given access to the Cleantech Business Accelerator Program, through which they are provided with mentoring on commercialisation pathways, business modelling, funding solutions and successful techniques for pitch delivery.Article continues below…
2011 competition winner SMAC Technologies represented Australia at the International Global Ideas Competition in the United States with its air‐conditioning technology that reduces energy consumption.
“The access to the Silicon Valley investment community really helped our business, and the domestic exposure has helped us develop a stronger presence here in Australia,” said Wayne Ryan, Director of SMAC Technologies.