For the first round of GeneratER, NERA is partnering with the WA Government and Industry to facilitate an open innovation program for the energy resources supply chain.
GeneratER is aimed at growing the economic diversification and sustainability of the energy resources supply chain by supporting challenge owners to identify local companies with the ability to address a challenge or opportunity in their operations.
Successful SMEs will receive support to pilot their solution with Challenge Owners.
NERA will provide up to $50,000 to successful applicants to help plan, prepare for and execute each pilot. These funds are for documented expenses incurred in delivering the pilot.
If more than one SME is selected to undertake a pilot, the funding will be shared between them.
All SMEs undertaking a funded pilot will be required to enter into a funding agreement with NERA.
Who is eligible to submit an EOI?
Round 1 of GeneratER is open to any WA-based SME with a potential solution to the advertised challenge.
Businesses must hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
Businesses must have premises and employees in Western Australia.
For the purposes of this program, an SME is a business entity with a turnover of less than $10 million and fewer than 100 employees.
EOI Online Form
All applicants must complete the online EOI form to be considered.
The form has mandatory fields and word limits, so please ensure you describe your application clearly and succinctly.
The Challenge Process
Information about the Challenge Process can be found here.
Intellectual Property (IP)
NERA does not claim ownership of any of the IP created by pilot participants or Challenge Owners during the pilot.
IP ownership will be a matter for negotiation on a case-by-case basis between the parties to the agreement governing the pilot. There is no expectation that any IP rights will be relinquished during the EOI/pilot process.
Obligations to Challenge Owner
There is no obligation for the Challenge Owner to engage the solution provider/s following the completion of the pilot.
All questions about EOIs and the challenge process should be directed to NERA at firstname.lastname@example.org