Utilising industry-led and technology-driven innovation to build business resilience, unlock resources productivity and create employment opportunities are the critical pathways to economic recovery from COVID-19, according to NERA’s latest energy sector report.
From energy resources to aged care, Australian technology company MyPass Global has received funding and support through NERA’s COVID-19 Innovation Fund Round to expand the functionality of its award-winning digital work passport platform, enabling Australian companies to keep critical workers and high-risk Australians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NERA project partner Nexxis is connecting industry and academia through a new internship program that helps prepare engineering students for the workforce, provides an important link between industry and the tertiary education sector, and helps support the growth of Australia’s robotics industry.
NERA has helped Australia to strengthen its relationship with France by providing an overview of Australian and Queensland hydrogen industry opportunities to French businesses as part of a webinar hosted by MEDEF International and Trade and Investment Queensland on 27 May 2020.
The value of Australia’s subsea energy sector has been recognised with the announcement of $1,400,000 to establish an Australian Subsea Industry Export Hub that will support SMEs realise greater export opportunities, increase export revenue and grow employment prospects.
As part of the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge Funding Round, NERA has committed $227,500 to assist Australian energy innovators fast track tech and deploy solutions to combat COVID-19.