Australia’s leading platform for launching energy startups, EnergyLab, opens an Incubation Program in three emergent innovation centres.

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Australia’s leading platform for launching clean energy startup companies has opened applications for its Incubation Program in Hobart, Canberra and Lismore.

In 2017, EnergyLab launched its Acceleration Program, the first in Australia focused entirely on helping startups working on innovations to shift Australia to a 100% clean energy future. Two years on, EnergyLab is expanding its reach to support a growing number of Australian entrepreneurs.

Funded by the Australian Government, the program aims to support startups to develop the capabilities required to succeed in Australian and international markets.

“EnergyLab’s vision is to support clean energy entrepreneurs no matter where they live.” said EnergyLab Co-Founder James Tilbury, “Thanks to support from the Australian Government we are now able to roll out our Incubation Program to Hobart, Canberra and Lismore.”

The Southern Cross Enterprise Lab, based at Southern Cross University, will host the program in Lismore. “Being a launch partner for the EnergyLab Incubation Program is the culmination of a lot of work we’ve done engaging the community and identifying the most promising startups in the region,” said Enterprise Lab Manager, Tanya Egerton. “We are excited to be on board and look forward to supporting founders in this globally connected program.”

The EnergyLab Incubation Program is designed to cater to the unique needs of clean energy startups. Startups will be accepted into each program on a rolling basis and successful applicants will receive a host of support including up to 10 months free coworking space, access to EnergyLab’s network of mentors, legal and accounting advice and tailored workshops on startup fundamentals.

Applications for the first intake of the Incubation Program in Hobart, Canberra and Lismore close Sunday 24 March 2019. Selected startups will be announced in April before the launch of the program in each city in May. For more information and to apply visit energylab.org.au/incubation.

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