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EOIs open: Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters Seed Funding Program 


NERA is calling for Expressions of Interest as part of the Regional Hydrogen Seed Funding Program to support the formation of a network of hydrogen technology clusters around Australia. Applications are open until 14 October 2020.


On 16 September, NERA held a Seed Funding Information Session webinar, including live Q&A, for those interested in submitting an application. View the recording here. Join the Hydrogen Cluster LinkedIn Group discussion here.

Find out more and submit an EOI
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Australia-first study identifies best-practice approach to manage contaminated sites


Thanks to project support from NERA, the study is now available to view online, and includes key recommendations to benefit Australia’s energy sector. To help accelerate take-up of the findings by site managers and state and federal regulators, there will be a new online training program. Register for the training package here.

Read more and access the report

NERA joins CO2CRC as its inaugural Associate Member


NERA is pleased to join CO2CRCAustralia’s leading Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage research organisation, as its first associate member company. This membership coincides with the commencement of a landmark study into carbon capture, utilisation and storage.

Find out more here
Technology | Innovation  

Australian Technologies Competition


Congratulations and good luck to all Australian Technologies Competition finalists, including energy innovators Vanguard Wireless, Village Energy and HYDI for the Energy category, and OLEOLOGY for the Global Social Impact category.


The Finals and Awards will be held
14-15 October. Get your tickets here.

View full list of finalists
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Provide your unique views and insights into current and future opportunities for the oil and gas sector


Have your say as part of the State of Play survey for oil and gas — the first of its kind for the industry — and receive exclusive access to a detailed data pack and survey insights.


The survey will take 20 minutes and will provide valuable knowledge to that will benefit the industry for years to come.

Have your say

Webinar | Transitioning to a lower carbon future

8 October 2020

NERA CEO Miranda Taylor will join fellow panellists for the first of the four-part Monash-Woodside Energy Partnership Webinar Series: Transitioning to a lower carbon future to discuss the need to transition the energy sector at scale.

Join the webinar

Australian Hydrogen Start-ups Virtual Summit

9 October 2020

This one-day event will be packed with discussions on initiatives to nurture local innovators and start-ups to take up the growth challenge and provide market insights and intelligence on emerging players. NERA GM Paul Hodgson will Co-Chair the event, and NERA CEO Miranda Taylor will Chair a panel on cluster and the power of collaboration.


As part of NERA's support, there are 50 free passes available to business, industry and universities. Hurry to register for a free pass here


Note: participation is free for start-up founders, students and job seekers. 

Register for the event

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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New COVID-19 plug-in to digitise emerging risks associated with COVID-19


Australian-based mathematics company Biarri EMI have utilised support from NERA’s COVID-19 Innovation Challenge Funding Round to develop a COVID-19 plugin for their DIMO Rostering platform. The plug-in provides tailored data visualisation insights that allow companies to visualise workforce risks and potential impacts of COVID-19 on their business.


Learn more about how DIMO and the powerful COVID-19 plug-in can help you instantly improve the management of your teams 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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