Applications are now open for ARENA’s A-Lab accelerator

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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is seeking applications from up to 10 energy innovators to participate in this year’s A-Lab innovation lab.

The three-day innovation lab is ARENA’s project accelerator that helps teams develop and refine high-impact, innovative projects that will advance Australia’s transition to renewable energy.

ARENA said the chosen teams will be given the opportunity to work with industry experts, investors and technical consultants in order fast track their ideas from concept to a fully fledged project proposal ready for investment.

It said areas of interest for the A-Lab session include delivering technology and business model solutions to enable higher shares of renewables in the electricity grid, supporting the growth of Australia’s renewable hydrogen industry, and helping industry transition to renewables.

“Each team will ideally be cross-sector and multi-disciplinary with people from multiple organisations across the energy sector, and may include combinations of innovators, disruptors, technology providers, project developers, energy retailers, network businesses, customers, regulators and rule makers,” reads ARENA’s statement.

“Each team’s project must be actively under development, although it may range from an idea just brought into existence to a project well under way. Projects could range from technology development all the way through to technology demonstration and deployment in market trials.”

A-Lab Incubate 2019 will be held in Sydney, 11-13 September 2019. Applications for Incubate close 5pm AEST 2 August 2019.

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