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The NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is a networked platform for the energy and resources sector to capture opportunities for growth, development, collaboration and innovation. In conjunction with the NSW Government and the University of Newcastle, the Knowledge Hub is focused on strong links between research and business.

The Hub aims to foster an energy technologies sector to respond to the demand for energy services and technologies focused on productivity and efficiency. The Hub will provide a platform for industry collaboration, industry-linked innovation and the tools to address and overcome local sector challenges. The creation of this new market and ability to provide localised energy technologies to consumers will be enabled by the continued deregulation and privatisation of the NSW energy infrastructure. This new market will also create the potential for NSW to export newly developed energy technologies.

Innovation Launchpad

The Innovation Launchpad provides an opportunity for scale-up SMEs to work with world-class researchers at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) to test, pilot and demonstrate new products leading to commercialisation and global competitiveness.

Businesses will be embedded with a NIER research group to provide high-impact research producing innovative outcomes to meet real world challenges, with access to a collaborative office environment and industrial research infrastructure.

The Launchpad will coordinate highly informative workshops and briefings by industry and research leaders, facilitate networking opportunities at regular events, and provide support to identify market opportunities through formal introductions to key industry and government stakeholders.