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Applications from SMEs open for free Innovate to Grow: Clean Energy course

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CSIRO has partnered with the Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) to offer the latest round of the free Innovate to Grow program, this time around offering the online program to SMEs developing clean energy solutions.

In a statement on Monday, CSIRO said the ten-week program will offer assistance from “expert facilitators, experienced researchers and self-paced deliverables” to successful applicants to the program’s round, which has an official start date of July 18.

“At TRaCE, we are extremely focused on emissions reductions and our path to Net Zero. We jumped at the opportunity to extend our ecosystem of support through CSIRO’s Innovate to Grow program’s Clean Energy series,” said Professor Emmanuel Mastio, the Trailblazer’s Executive Director.

“We need to bring our universities into the fold and see a shift in our approach where SMEs and industry are provided greater support to commercialise their innovations and de-risk investment at speed.”

TRaCE is a four-year, $280 million initiative led by UNSW and the University of Newcastle, backed by $50 million in federal funding, and aiming “to build new research capabilities and drive translation and commercialisation”.

CSIRO’s Director of Energy, Dr Dietmar Toubier said, “We have all the ingredients here in Australia for the critical energy minerals that are required to power the clean energy transition.

“There’s an International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis that shows Australia can have the lowest cost clean energy of all OECD countries – we want to help achieve that.”  

Applications for Innovate to Grow: Clean Energy close on Sunday June 23.

The program is open to Australian businesses with fewer than 200 employees operating in energy storage, renewable heat, electrification and other parts of the clean technology sector.

Eligibility, application and other information can be found at this link.

Picture: CSIRO’s solar research facility in Newcastle (credit CSIRO)

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