LETs Pitch: Australia 2023 — FAQs

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LETs Pitch FAQs

If you are an early-stage Australian company with innovative technology capable of making a significant impact in the transition to net zero, we want to hear from you. Refer to the program EOI guidelines for further information.
We are seeking technology solutions supporting Australia's low-carbon future. This includes:
  • Clean hydrogen — Technologies that support the production, storage, distribution or utilisation of clean hydrogen or clean hydrogen-based fuels.
  • Low emissions electricity — Technologies that support electricity derived from variable renewable energy sources (e.g. wind, solar, wave, tidal, etc.).
  • Electrification & fuel switching — Technologies that enable the replacement of fossil fuel energy sources (coal, oil, and natural gas) with electricity, or that enable a switch from emissions-intensive fuels to cleaner alternatives.
  • Non-energy emissions — Technologies that reduce emissions created through industrial and manufacturing processes, and waste management practices.
  • Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage — Technologies that capture, store, and/or utilise carbon dioxide or decrease atmospheric concentrations of CO2.
  • System flexibility and integration — Technologies that enhance system flexibility or enable systems integration. This including storage solutions like batteries and smart digital grids.
  • Energy efficiency & Industrial process optimisation — Technologies that optimise energy production and/or industrial processes or reduce energy requirements to deliver a given product or service.
Refer to program EOI guidelines for further information.
The judging panel for LETs Pitch Australia 2023 is made up of people and organisations championing home-grown innovation in low-emissions technologies, helping Australian businesses to develop cutting-edge technologies and connect to international markets.
Click here to see who will be participating as a judge.
Domestic program
  • EOI Close: 5 February 2023
  • Successful applicants notified: 10 February 2023
  • Pitch readiness workshop: 1 March 2023
  • Live pitch event: from 3.00pm, 15 March 2023
  • Winners announced at the NERA Technology Discovery Centre: 15 March 2023 from 4.00pm
  • Showcase space at NERA’s Technology Discovery Centre: 16 March 2023
International program
  • Singapore Clean Energy Mission: mid 2023. Dates TBD.
LETs Pitch is only open to businesses with an office in Australia and a current Australian Business Number (ABN). Subscribe to NERA's communications and LinkedIn channels to keep up to date with national programs in the future.
As outlined in the EOI Guidelines, there is no expectation that any IP rights will be relinquished during this program. If you would like to learn more about IP in Australia, we encourage you to explore resources such as those provided by IP Australia.
Taking place in mid-2023, the Mission will promote Australia's expertise and capacity in new technologies to support Singapore and Australia's transition to net-zero emissions. It will provide an excellent platform for Australian SMEs to capture opportunities in the energy sector in Singapore and for participants to gain a first-hand understanding of the significant upcoming developments and opportunities. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and information on the Government development plans, strategy, priorities and incentives/support mechanisms for foreign companies intending to do business in Singapore.
Your company can gain:
  • Connections to established industry networks that can support the commercialisation of your technology, scaling or growth of your business to service additional customers.
  • Education on the global landscape for energy technologies and where your solution fits within this landscape.
  • Access to new global markets, potential customers and investors, and contacts to advance your international growth and expansion strategy.
Winning SMEs will receive a complimentary place in Austrade's Clean Energy Mission in Singapore. NERA will subsidise travel for each company to participate in the Mission. This stipend is intended to cover flights and accommodation associated with the mission (value AUD $5,000).
Participating companies must organise and pay for their flights and accommodation. Once booked, the participating company can invoice NERA for up to $5,000, including confirmation and receipts of booked travel. NERA will reimburse the funds into the company's bank account.

Winning SMEs will be required to sign a letter of participation confirming the use and payment timing of the stipend and their program obligations.
Eligible travel costs include flights and accommodation associated with travelling to and participating in the mission in Singapore.
In 2022, the three LETs Pitch WA winners received the opportunity to join the “Team WA” delegation to Offshore North Sea (ONS) conference and exhibition 2022 in Norway. This event attracted nearly 62,000 visitors from over 80 countries, providing the SMEs with access to an international audience, of investors and decisions makers. Later in the year, another four winners from LETs Pitch Australia joined the Australian delegation to the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, USA. This three-day event was the first of its kind, with 6,000 registrations and a convention of Energy Ministers from across the globe. These winners were able to pitch their technology at the NERA side event to this international audience.

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