An EOI can be submitted by a consortium or a single organisation with a project proposal that demonstrates a clear commitment and capability to establish and/or grow a hydrogen technology cluster in a specified region within Australia.
Consortium — Key requirements for a consortium are:
- Involvement of a minimum of two independent organisations drawn from any combination of producers, small-to-large service and/or equipment providers. Consortium members must operate a business in Australia, or principally in Australia.
- All consortium members should be committed to the cluster prior to the submission of the EOI.
- Each consortium lead will be required to sign a funding contract with NERA and separately with their consortium members.
- All consortium member businesses must hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN).
— Submissions can be made by single entities on the condition that the entity will be forming the cluster on behalf of a wider group of members and interested stakeholders. The applicant must hold an active ABN.