LETs Pitch WA: FAQs

Do you have any questions about the LETs Pitch program?

If you have questions about the program, check out the FAQs below or post your own question using the FAQ form, and NERA will get back to you with a response as soon as possible.

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

LETs Pitch FAQs

If you are an early-stage Western Australian company with innovative technology capable of making a significant impact in the energy transition, we want to hear from you. Refer to the program EOI guidelines for further information.
We are seeking technology solutions supporting Western Australia's low-carbon future, including technologies that:
  • Reduce energy requirements to deliver a given product or service;
  • Support the production, storage, distribution or utilisation of hydrogen or hydrogen-based fuels;
  • Support electricity derived from non-fossil energy sources (e.g. wind, solar, wave, tidal, etc.);
  • Enable the replacement of fossil fuel energy sources (coal, oil, and natural gas) with electricity, or switch from emissions-intensive fuels to cleaner alternatives;
  • Reduce emissions created through industrial and manufacturing processes, and waste management practices; or
  • Reduce emissions from hard-to-abate sectors (Carbon Capture and Storage or Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage).
Refer to program guidelines for further information.
The judging panel will be announced in April. It comprises blue-chip investors, venture capitals and industry experts.
Domestic program
  • EOI Close: 19 April 2022
  • Successful applicants notified: 29 April 2022
  • Pitch readiness training: 12 May 2022
  • Virtual pitch battle: 25 & 26 May 2022
  • Winners announced: Late May 2022
International program
  • ONS readiness training: August 2022
  • Team WA delegation: 28 August - 2 September 2022

* Applicants must be willing to participate in the LETs Pitch program activities and, if selected, willing to travel to Norway in late August.
* Note that the program is subject to change.
LETs Pitch WA is delivered in partnership with the WA Government and is only open to businesses with an office in WA.

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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.
ONS 2022 is recognised as a world-leading exhibition and conference for discussions on energy, technology, and innovation, with more than 65,000 visitors from around 100 countries. ONS assembles high-profile decision-makers and global influencers who are engaged in the world's energy discussion.

In 2022, the forum is focused on influencing the energy future. The race to net zero, energy market diversification, and technology will be the major talking points at ONS 2022.

The LETs Pitch tour to Norway is about supporting, promoting and connecting leading Australian low emissions technology companies with major energy resource ecosystems around the world.

Visit www.ons.no for the conference overview.
  • 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, customers, partners, investors, and contacts to advance your international growth and expansion strategy.
  • NERA will subsidise each company to participate in the program. This stipend is intended to cover travel, accommodation, meals and other expenses associated with the tour (value $10,000).
  • Each company will be provided with one full week conference pass to ONS 2022 including admission to the exhibition that consists of nine exhibition halls; centre court, technical sessions, net zero markets; and scale-ups forum (value $2,500).
  • Together with local partners, NERA will organise a program of activities, meetings and events for the Western Australian contingent.
Participating companies must organise and pay for their travel and accommodation. These can be claimed under the NERA stipend.

Up to $10,000 of eligible travel costs will be reimbursed by NERA for each of the successful applicants.

A total of 50% ($5,000) will be paid upfront by NERA before departure/on booking of travel/accommodation. The remaining 50% ($5,000) will be paid upon return. Once NERA is satisfied, the company has genuinely participated in and contributed to the program and has completed a summary report per NERA requirements.
Eligible travel costs include all those associated with travelling to — and participating in — the delegation to Norway. For example, flights, accommodation, meals and other travel expenses incurred. The participating company should retain confirmation of booked travel and receipts.
Participants will be required to complete a short report on the program's immediate benefits and potential future outcomes. NERA will also seek additional feedback and ideas from the trip to support the scaling and growth of early-stage energy tech companies in Australia.