GeneratER Q&A

Do you have any questions about the GeneratER program or specific challenges?

If you have challenge-specific questions for the Challenge Owners, check out the Q&As below or post your own questions using the Q&A form, and NERA will get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

NERA will post questions (fully de-identified) and responses from the Challenge Owner on the page below.


GeneratER - General Q&A

This current round of challenges closes Friday 23 July 2021, 5pm AWST.
Sure. Collaborative solutions are welcome and there is a dedicated box in the EOI form that caters for this.
Yes, but the WA-based company must be the lead applicant.
Yes. Applications from other sectors are encouraged.
If you meet the other criteria, we suggest you submit an EOI. Open innovation challenges are as much about potential solutions as they are about existing commercial technologies. There is nothing to lose and potentially much to be gained by letting the Challenge Owners know about what you are working on.
As outlined in the EOI Guidelines, 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. If you would like to learn more about IP in Australia we encourage you to explore resources such as those provided by IP Australia.

Challenge: MEG Test Strips

Chevron has demonstrated a proof of concept but is not aware of a commercially available test strip that evaluates MEG quality. The ideal vendor should be able to develop a commercial test strip and manufacture under a long term supply agreement.
It is understood that manufacturing may occur internationally; however, the WA-based company must be the lead applicant.
Yes. The GeneratER pilot allows the company developing the solution to demonstrate the viability of the product for commercialisation to a wider market.
Feedback from applicants suggested the original opportunity statement was overly prescriptive. Chevron has revised the scope with the intention of affording local industry more flexibility in how they deliver a solution which meets the original purpose.
Chevron understands there are currently no commercially available drones which are certified for Zone 0 hazardous areas. The Applicant is encouraged to benchmark design against EX certified solutions successfully developed for other jurisdictions (for example the European ATEX Certified Drone developed by Xamen Technologies).
$50,000 is not expected to fund the development of a commercial solution. The pilot phase could be limited to a proof of concept study with further funding provided to develop a prototype.
The pilot phase is envisioned to involve offsite testing of the proposed system. Once the solution is deployment-ready there may be a requirement for vendor personnel to travel to Barrow Island, but this will likely occur after the pilot phase.
0A > 15A. Wells protected by 10A modules need to have at least 5A DC supplied to them. Wells that are protected by a 15A due to their geographical location have 10A applied to them.