COVID-19 Innovation Challenge Funding Round

NERA will be providing $20,000 to up to ten Australian-based energy resources businesses (for a total of up to $200,000 in funding) who can offer solutions, services or knowledge that can help manage and mitigate the challenges we face as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Successful applicants will demonstrate they can rapidly adapt and/or develop solutions to the challenges associated with the current pandemic.

Innovation and technology play a key role in navigating the COVID-19 crisis — from treating and testing at the frontline to how we interact, socialise, work and educate as the world goes into lockdown. We encourage Australian energy resources SMEs to think differently and innovatively about their business model and their value proposition, and think about how they can adapt their existing solutions and/or specialised knowledge to help address challenges associated with the pandemic.

Application have now closed.

Thank you to all SMEs who have submitted an EOI. We will contact you directly to discuss your solution and how we can provide assistance.

If you have any questions, please email