Co-investing in Australian innovation

NERA’s collaborative projects and programs connect over 700 operators, SMEs, researchers and governments to address major sector challenges. Our 58 projects deliver a combined $44.6 million investment in technology development and innovation, with every dollar contributed by NERA leveraging an additional $1.86 investment from industry and significant in-kind contribution.

Robotics and automation


EX-rated robotic crawler

Supporting Perth-based Robotic specialists Nexxis in assisting industry to transition towards a safer future by developing the world's first EX-rated robotic crawler that can perform confined-space and hazardous inspections so that humans don't have to.

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Metal 3D printing

Supporting the development of a new high-speed, low-cost metal 3D printing technology specifically for the oil and gas industry, which can operate around 1,000 times the speed of conventional metal 3D printing at a fraction of the cost.

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AI subsea pipeline inspection tool

Partnering with Wood to develop and deliver a solution for the inspection of critical industrial equipment, particularly for subsea oil and gas infrastructure.

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Harnessing Australia's Remote Operations Capability

Powering the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium to map Australia's current technology capabilities and identify opportunities to position Australia as a future hub and exporter of remote operations technology solutions for space.

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Advanced digital and data analytics



World-first technology to improve groundwater monitoring

Commercialising Australian technology through a world-first field trial. CSIRO's Vesi™ technology has the potential to dramatically improve the accuracy of groundwater monitoring activities relating to in-situ recovery (ISR) operations.

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Using data to unlock Australia's resource base

Partnering with The University of Queensland Centre for Natural Gas and industry operators to commercialise leading research that will improve the accuracy of the resource models used in the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry, contributing to more cost-effective resource planning.

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Commercialising innovative digital twin technology

Through a series of industry pilot projects, NERA is supporting Perth-headquartered Engineering and Asset Management specialists Pressure Dynamics to commercialise their unique PDItech© technology.

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Test labs and innovation hubs



WA Data Science Innovation Hub

Together with METS Ignited and Bankwest, NERA is proud to be a Foundation Member of the WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH), which connects industry to universities, ensuring the transfer of knowledge across various sectors impacted by digital disruption.

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Energy and Resources Digital Interoperability (ERDi) Test Lab

The University of Western Australia's Industry 4.0 Energy and Resources Digital Interoperability (ERDi) Test Lab is a globally unique facility, established to help enable the widespread adoption of digital Industry 4.0 technologies into the production and processing of Australia's energy and resources.

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Wireless Industrial Sensor Environment Program

This project is enabling WISE to support use-case pilot projects with a range of industry and SME participants to identify, test and develop their new cost-effective technologies in a collaborative and controlled environment.

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Technology supply chain development initiatives



GeneratER Open Innovation Challenge Program

A collaborative program designed to stimulate the energy resources supply chain by identifying genuine industry challenges and using an open innovation process to fast-track the adoption of local technology solutions.

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LETs Pitch supply chain development program

Building the capability of Australia's most promising Low Emissions Technology (LET) businesses, helping them to hone their commercial offering and connect with potential investors and customers both domestically and overseas.

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Showcasing innovative technology

Online energy technology catalogue connecting technology suppliers with global end-users to rapidly deploy technologies.

Explore Australian technologies today.

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