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Accelerate the Future of our Energy Sector

The Orion Energy Accelerator is looking for ground-breaking energy solutions to help us move urgently towards a low-emission future. 

The national competition offers two startup grants, totalling $25,000, to guide ground-breaking energy innovations through a programme to valide and commercialise their idea.

“The energy sector has a big role to play in addressing the climate crisis.  It’s vital we explore how we can do things smarter and innovate faster,” says Orion’s Paul Deavoll.

“This country has a history of innovation in technology, and this is a call to action for our innovators to lend their thinking to solve the biggest issue threatening the future of the planet.

The Orion Energy Accelerator competition is open to individuals and startup companies with innovations across a range of energy sectors, including smart grids, e mobility, EV charging and energy storage, and affordable energy solutions.

Applications close 30 April 2021. Eleven startups will be selected for the accelerator programme on 31 May and conclude with a pitch at a Demo Evening on 5 August.  Explore the themes and learn more here

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