SME ConnectER 2020 FAQs

If you are successful you will participate in the following:
  • Exhibition pod for a day in NERA’s Technology Station to exhibit your business, products and/or services.
  • 2 x 1-minute pitching time slots to AOG delegates at the exhibition stage in NERA's Technology Station.
  • Potential to be selected by up to five oil and gas operators for a 10-minute meeting with each company to discuss your technology/innovation.
  • Attendance at a post-ConnectER networking event in NERA’s Technology Station.
  • Free pre-SME ConnectER Masterclass to develop and practice your business pitch and to learn how to make the most of your opportunity at AOG 2020.
Yes. Your business must be registered with ASIC and must have a current Australian Business Number (ABN).
No. But you need to have a product or service that can be clearly demonstrated to benefit the oil and gas industry.
As partners of AOG, NERA encourages SMEs to take a booth for the three days of the exhibition and conference. SMEs selected to take part in the SME ConnectER that already have an exhibition space at AOG 2020 will still be required to have a presence at the pod in NERA's Technology Station for their allocated day and will have to cover two spaces (their AOG booth and the NERA pod) for that day.
While multiple technologies/products can be presented at the exhibition pod, due to short timeframes at the SME ConnectER event, SMEs must ensure their pitch and value proposition are clear and focussed on a single solution.
Yes. If you would like to complete your application at a later date, simply click the 'save' button and you will be sent an email link to complete your form. Please ensure you check your spam, clutter or junk email, as it may be collected by your spam filter.
Participating operators/contractors will assist in selecting SME participants and will be announced closer to AOG. Further information will be provided to all successful applicants closer to the date, including key timings for Masterclasses.
All applications will be assessed, and successful applicants will be notified by 5 November. NERA will provide feedback to all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, and will provide guidance on other opportunities.
Yes. NERA may be required to disclose information to the Federal Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources as part of its reporting requirements. Both NERA and the Federal Government have processes in place for commercially sensitive information.

NERA is subject to the National Privacy Principles (‘NPPs’) that are contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (‘Privacy Act’) which governs how NERA handles personal information.
SME ConnectER participants have the opportunity to be promoted on NERA’s website, social media, at AOG and may be included in NERA newsletters and media releases.