LETs Pitch WA: EOI Guidelines

Program overview

NERA is partnering with the Western Australian Government to accelerate the growth of local technology businesses offering cutting-edge solutions that support Western Australia’s low‑carbon future.

Successful technology providers will:

  • Be provided with pitch readiness training to assist in perfecting their pitch, including clarifying their value proposition and developing their business canvas to accelerate their commercialisation journey.
  • Be invited to a virtual Pitch Battle to provide a five-minute pitch introducing their technology to a judging panel comprising of blue-chip investors, venture capitalists and industry experts.
  • Receive technology promotion on NERA’s website and social media channels.

The winning technologies will be invited to join the ‘Team WA’ delegation to Offshore North Sea (ONS) 2022 in Stavanger, Norway, in late August.

The ONS exhibition and conference takes place every second year in Stavanger, Norway and is one of the world’s most significant energy events, with +60,000 attendees from almost 100 countries.

NERA will deliver mentoring and a workshop with selected SMEs to fully prepare for ONS and position them to maximise their opportunity.

Program funding

NERA will provide the selected SMEs with financial support to assist with travel and accommodation expenses to and from Stavanger. Successful SMEs will be required to enter into an agreement with NERA.

Who is eligible to submit an EOI?

  • LETs Pitch is open to start-up or scale-up businesses with a technology that will support Western Australia’s low‑carbon future. This includes:
    • Energy efficiency – Technologies that reduce energy requirements to deliver a given product or service.
    • Hydrogen and hydrogenbased fuels – Technologies that support the production, storage, distribution or utilisation of hydrogen or hydrogen-based fuels.
    • Low emissions electricity – Technologies that support electricity derived from non-fossil energy sources (e.g. wind, solar, wave, tidal, etc.)
    • Electrification and 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 - Reduce emissions created through industrial and manufacturing processes, and waste management practices.
    • Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) or Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage, (CCUS) - Technologies to reduce emissions from hard-to-abate sectors.
  • Businesses must hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
  • Businesses must have premises and employees in Western Australia.
  • For the purposes of this program, technology providers are small to medium entities with a turnover of less than $10 million and fewer than 100 employees.
  • A business willing and able to meet its time and financial commitments in the program, has personnel available to both join the development events and also to travel to the proposed international event in Norway.
  • A business willing to participate in the media and marketing activities associated with the program.

EOI process

The official call for EOIs is now closed, but if you are still interested in submitting an EOI, we'd like to hear from you. Contact us at eoi@nera.org.au today.

The Program Process

Information about the LETs Pitch WA Process can be found here.

Intellectual Property

The technology provider will retain their own Intellectual Property.

Questions

Visit our FAQ page or email NERA eoi@nera.org.au