Five startups have been selected to participate in Australia’s first clean energy accelerator, EnergyLab, joining the initial cohort of four startups. 

Founded by Piers Grove and Nick Lake, EnergyLab is a not-for-profit business incubator operating out of the Blackfriars School House, UTS in Chippendale. It launched, earlier this year, with support from principal sponsor Origin Energy along with UTS, Jobs for NSW and Climate-KIC.

“Many of the technologies that will shape the future of the Australian energy industry will come from local start-ups, and we are excited to welcome this latest cohort to EnergyLab,” said Origin’s Tony Lucas, Executive General Manger, Future Energy and Business Development.

“As Australia is moving towards a cleaner and smarter energy future where customers have greater control and transparency over their energy use, we need to be investing in the brightest and best ideas. Origin is committed to supporting local start-ups as they develop their ideas and aim to enter the Australian market.”

In addition to its investment in EnergyLab, Origin is a founding partner in the global energy accelerator Free Electrons, has a presence in Silicon Valley, and established the O hub in Melbourne dedicated to rapidly prototyping, developing and trialling new customer solutions.

James Harkness – Dynamic Business – 29 Sep 2017