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NERA partners with industry and WA State Government to improve diversity and fast-track COVID-19 recovery across priority industry sectors


NERA has announced support for Fast Forward WA — a free-to-attend program led by Atomic Sky and tailored to SMEs who support WA’s priority industry sectors, including those drawn from WA’s critical energy resources supply chain. It includes two streams of activities:


Open Workshop Series
This free-to-attend workshop series starts 28 August 2020 and runs until 12 October 2020. Find out more here.


Extended Mentoring Program 

Applications to take part in the Extended Mentoring Program (30 spots available) close 20 September 2020. Apply here.

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Upcoming webinar  

Don't miss out: Reverse Auctions & Australia’s Energy Future webinar


There's still time to register for our free two-part webinar that explores Reverse Auctions and their potential application in Australia’s energy sector, including how they can be used in Australia’s transition to a clean energy future, with renewable energy leader Simon Corbell.


Webinar 1 | 27 August | Register here.

Webinar 2 | 3 September | Register here.

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CRC-P Insights  

CRC-P insights webinar to help Round 10 applications


CRC-P Round 10 is now open, and we encourage applicants to view our 'CRC-P Insights' webinar with Manager CRC Projects at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, to help improve the competitiveness of their application for this or future Rounds.

Watch the recording
Female Founders  

Closing soon: Apply for CORE Sprint: Female Founders pre-accelerator program


Female founders in energy resources are encouraged to apply for this pre-accelerator program (running for eight weeks starting 23 September 2020) provided by CORE Innovation Hub and Plus Eight, with support from NERA.


Hurry — applications close 26 August 2020.

Apply now
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NERA joins forces with business community to offer support for regional small businesses to adapt to post-COVID-19 markets


NERA is pleased to support Regional Reboot, a Fast Forward WA companion program delivered by AgriStart, which is providing business resilience workshops across regional centres in WA and mentoring sessions for 20 selected business as part of a customised business reboot program.


Next stop: Collie, followed by Busselton, Broome, Kununurra and Geraldton, plus plenty of online sessions.

Learn more and register

2nd Ammonia = Hydrogen 2.0 Virtual Conference

27–28 August 2020

At the Australian Chapter of Ammonia Energy 2nd Ammonia = Hydrogen 2.0 Virtual Conference, speakers from industry, government and research sectors Australia wide, including NERA GM Paul Hodgson, will discuss how the export of Australian green ammonia creates jobs in a wide range of regions.

Register to attend

Hydrogen Leaders Australia Conference

2 September 2020

Join NERA CEO Miranda Taylor and industry experts for the virtual Hydrogen Leaders Australia Conference, which will analyse and evaluate the opportunities for international collaboration and investment to enable Australia’s ambitious hydrogen export strategy.

Attend the conference

AFR National Energy and Climate Summit

23–24 November 2020

Bringing together over 300 key industry stakeholders in a hybrid physical & virtual forum, this comprehensive two-day event serves as an important platform for policy debate surrounding Australia’s energy and climate future.


Register now
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Three companies from NERA's ecosystem recognised for their innovation, collaboration and excellence in Queensland's minerals and energy resources sector


Congratulations and best wishes to Universal Field Robots, Polymathian and RedEye Apps, who have been chosen as finalists for the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards, which celebrate the spirit of innovation, excellence and commitment, and the delivery of projects that are safer, smarter, faster and more efficient.


Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner on 23 September in Mackay, Queensland. Tickets are available here.

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About NERA

NERA has been established to maximise value to the Australian economy by having an energy resources sector that is globally competitive, sustainable, innovative and diverse. Through a national focus, NERA's role is to grow collaboration and innovation to assist the energy resources sector manage cost structures and productivity, direct research to industry needs, deliver the future work skills required and promote fit for purpose regulation. NERA is one of six Growth Centres established by the Australian Government under the Industry Growth Centres Initiative. To learn more visit


About Industry Growth Centres
The Industry Growth Centres Initiative is an industry-led approach driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness by focussing on areas of competitive strength and strategic priority. This will help Australia transition into smart, high value and export-focussed industries. The Initiative enables national action on key issues such as collaboration, commercialisation, international engagement, skills and regulation reform. It drives excellence, not dependence, and will create an economy that ensures Australia’s ongoing prosperity. More information can be found here.

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