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Sustainability Hard Chat presented by Business Station

19 April, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sustainability Hard Chat presented by Business Station
Sustainability Chat with high performing cleantech SME’s

This event brings together small businesses and established players in the sustainability sector. In this first event two innovative young cleantech companies will be in discussion with Tristan Senycia of Business Station & Startup Vault.

This sustainability interactive will provide attending small businesses with some insights into:

  1. What it is like to be an early-stage innovator tackling the world’s toughest challenges with high-impact solutions.
  2. The complexities of working in cleantech in a resource rich state like WA
  3. The commercialisation pathway: barriers, support mechanisms & timeframes, & tips for bridging the valley of death

Come along and meet other small businesses and sustainability advocates for: Collaboration – Partnerships – Momentum

Included: Drinks, canapes and stimulating conversation with fellow sustainability advocates and small businesses in Perth!

Are you ready to take your sustainability small business or innovation to the next level and get in front of more potential partners? Shout out to get involved in our next Sustainability Hard Chat.

No cost to attend this event, the small nominal fee will be donated 100% to Carbon Positive Australia (

This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the ASBAS Digital Solutions Program.



Charlie is Founder of The Hub on XS

The Hub on SX is an Industry Sustainability Hub in the heart of Fremantle. The vision is to provide a central space where professionals with the same passion for sustainability can work, co-work and network. It is here to encourage collaboration and build connections.

Director of Microplastix

Microplastix Pty Ltd is a social enterprise focusing on the development of innovative solutions to prevent, reduce and remove microplastic pollution at various levels. Microplastix range of products and services are designed to support activists, researchers, governments, companies and communities tackling microplastic pollution locally.

Managing Director of Metis Design & Engineering

Charlie is a Chartered Professional Mechanical Engineer with a passion for problem solving. In 2014, he founded Metis Design & Engineering to provide high quality engineering services and make new technologies and advanced simulation capabilities available to his clients.

It is important to him that what he does as an engineer has a meaning or impact on the community. So he is always on the look out for opportunities to contribute to environmental, recycling and community projects.


Glen Ryan is the co-founder and inventor of the award winning Sunovate PVT technology. Sunovate is solar technology that by day generates renewable heat and electricity and by night renewable cooling.

Glen has over 20 years’ od commercial and technical experience in the energy and clean-tech sector including managing large industrial energy portfolios, founding Bombora Wave Power and being involved in a number of WA based wind farm developments. Glen is passionate and driven to decarbonise all areas of our energy supply.

Glen has represented Australia in the IEA SHC Task60 PVT task force since early 2019, he is also an active participant in many European working groups including Solarheat Europe’s PVT taskforce and the European Heat Pump Association technical working group. Locally, Glen is also an active participant in the RACE 2030 CRC as an industry advisor


Tristan may be described as a:

Product Strategist | Startup Strategist | Business Strategist

With a legacy background in:

  • IT Product Management
  • Sustainability (ESD) Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Project Management

Tristan has recently returned to Australia after several years working internationally in Europe & United Kingdom within the tech startup & scale-up sector. This experience has cultivated his strategic planning abilities, tenacity and social & emotional intelligence.

He is also involved with the running of a London Headquartered Venture Building Organisation to help founders successfully start-up and scale-up innovative ventures by providing access to Pre-Seed Capital & a purpose-built global strategy advisor network.

Quite similar to Business Station but with a particular focus on high growth, viable and investable tech ventures in the following tech verticals:

  • CleanTech
  • PropTech
  • ConstructionTech
  • EdTech
  • HealthTech


ASBAS Digital Solutions – Business Station
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45 St Georges Tce
Perth, WA 6000 Australia

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