After a year of unprecedented disruption the time for cleantech is now, as communities, organisations and governments seek cleaner, more sustainable and more equitable forms of economic growth.
Raising capital and securing investment for cleantech innovation in today’s market will be the focus of the latest instalment of the National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition’s (NCTCE) webinar series.
According to NCTCE Director Peta Moore, the webinar series, Cleantech Conversations, has been well received to date, with over 100 registrations for each event.
“Next week we have an excellent panel of investment heavy hitters discussing the expectations of private equity, capital markets and governments for investment in cleantech in 2020,” she said.
Providence Asset Group’s Matthew Muller will facilitate the discussion with a panel of industry leaders explaining how they navigate the investment landscape, the opportunities in public-private funding and the core tenants of good investment.
Panelists include: The Table Club CEO James Burkitt, NERA GM Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement and NCTCE Advisory Panel Member Paul Hodgson, UNSW Knowledge Exchange Director Warwick Dawson and Societe Generale Australia Managing Director Energy & Natural Resources Stephen Craen.
Date: Thursday 2 July
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Waste Management Review speaks with Veena Sahajwalla about a decentralised approach to sustainable materials research and technology.
The National Cleantech Conference & Exhibition (NCTCE) is launching a webinar series to highlight cleantech innovation and opportunities ahead of the March 2021 event.
Commencing 28 May, program topics include: how are local government sustainability leaders preparing for the ‘next normal’? Building back better – what does COVID-19 mean for cleantech? and why is clustering more important than ever? How the European Cleantech industry is adapting to the post pandemic era.
“With so much innovation and ‘pivoting’ happening in the cleantech industry as a result of these unprecedented times, we could not wait until 2021 to share these great stories with our NCTCE community,” an NCTCE statement reads.
According to NCTCE organisers, despite devastation wrought by the coronavirus, a post-COVID world offers huge opportunities for the cleantech industry.
“As the world collectively realises that we can’t return to ‘normal’, many are seeing this as a magic moment in time to re-shape economies, societies and improve the way we work and live,” the statement reads.
“New technology, sustainability and collaboration will most certainly be part of this new landscape. Best of all, it looks like our political leaders are finally listening to scientists.”
The curated program of live, interactive virtual events will tap into NCTCE’s speaker alumni, industry innovators and thought leaders.
“Some sessions will ponder the ‘big questions’ whilst others will drill down on innovations and case studies from each of the various cleantech sectors,” the statement reads.
“You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, network (virtually), learn and be inspired – all from the comfort of your own WFH desk.”
Thursday 4th June – Building back better – what does COVID-19 mean for cleantech?
The current COVID-19 health crisis has been identified as an unprecedented opportunity to align the immediate Australian pandemic response with the imperatives of sustainability.
This includes the opportunity to develop a new industrial policy mix and stimulate innovation and investment in sustainable technologies.
What are the opportunities for the Australian Cleantech industry and, more importantly, how can they ensure the voice of industry is heard?
Facilitated by: Paul Hodgson, GM Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement NERA and NCTCE Advisory Panel Member.
Panellists: Dr Sarah Pearson, Innovation Lead and Deputy Director-General, Queensland Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation. John O’Brien, Partner, Energy Transition & Decarbonisation, Deloitte Financial Advisory. Stephen Robertson, Director-Stakeholder Engagement and Strategy, Planet Ark Power.
To register click here.
Thursday 18th June – How are our cleantech innovators preparing for the post-COVID-19 world?
A post-pandemic world offers both immense opportunity and challenge for cleantech innovators and producers.
While it has served to shine a light on the next crisis and the role cleantech can play, crucial investment and research funding is now being channelled into more immediate and short term recovery projects, or has dried up altogether.
Hear from Australian cleantech innovators on how they are powering through the crisis and preparing for the ‘next normal’.
Facilitated by: Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO and Co-Founder, World’s Biggest Garage Sale
Panellists: Graham Ross, Co-Founder, Blocktexx. Further panellists to be announced
To register click here.
For more information on the NCTCE webinar series click here.