Brought to you by NERA, The Energy Innovators Podcast is all about connecting you with some of the world-leading innovators who are working to power a diverse, decarbonised and digitised energy future for Australia.
Our energy landscape is changing rapidly, meaning it’s never been more important to develop a deep knowledge about how energy affects our daily lives. We know that an understanding of energy issues is critical to making informed decisions at household, community, industry and government levels, which means conversations about energy should be had just as much around the dining room table as the boardroom table.
In this podcast series, we’ll introduce you to the people who are leading these conversations both here in Australia and across the globe. In each episode of The Energy Innovators Podcast, you’ll meet the voices of those tech pioneers, disruptors and visionaries who are helping to lead the projects, ideas and actions that are making sector-wide transformational change happen.
Together they form part of NERA’s energy innovation ecosystem that is bringing industry, business, governments and innovators together to think differently about collaboration and innovation to deliver a prosperous energy future for us all.
We hope you enjoy discovering their stories and learning more about NERA’s country-wide activities support and promote these innovators and, in doing so, reflect our sector’s ambitions to deliver clean energy resources to Australia and the world and helps us achieve our vision of Australia as a global energy powerhouse, a sought-after destination for investment and a leading source of knowledge and solutions.
Driving business by getting in front of new connections is vitally important for today’s SMEs. In this episode, we speak to some of Australia’s innovators about the difficulties they have faced when trying to forge these connections, and the opportunities that can present themselves through a mutual desire for collaboration.
We also hear about how opportunities such as the GeneratER open innovation challenge program and showcasing capabilities at a conference such as APPEA 2021 can create invaluable connections for SMEs. Finally, we have an important discussion about CODA, the NDRI and crucial role that collaboration plays in decommissioning.
Recorded amongst the buzz of AOG Energy in March, this episode discusses the official launch of the Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA) with Andrew Taylor, NERA GM Decommissioning, the growing hydrogen technology cluster network with Miranda Taylor, NERA CEO, and, following on from our previous episode on future skills, the value of AOG Energy and similar expos with Brian Haggerty, 2021 Engineers Australia WA Division President, and a number of young engineers.
With guests Lina Velosa, Lab61, Dave and Harry Nesbit, EDG, and Iain Burnett, Chevron Australia, this episode explores how the skills and training needs of the energy resources sector of the future compares to today and indeed the past. We speak to some industry leaders to hear what they are doing to prepare the future workforce to meet these needs.