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Curtin University Named As Operator Of GreenTech Hub

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// Curtin University will be the home of GreenTech in WA, funded as part of the agreement between the Cook Government and Chevron as operator of the Gorgon Joint Venture.

This morning, the Government has announced that Curtin University will be the Operator of the State’s new GreenTech Hub.

Innovation and the Digital Economy and Science Minister Stephen Dawson commented, “The Cook Government is committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the development of the Green Tech Hub is another important step in reaching this goal.”

“To be operated by Curtin University, this new stand-alone GreenTech Hub will play a key role in fostering collaboration, partnerships to drive decarbonisation in WA.”

The establishment of a GreenTech Hub and Lower Carbon Grants Program was initially announced at West Tech Fest last year, in partnership with Gorgon Joint Venture operated by Chevron Australia to focus on funding green technology and lowering carbon emissions.

Minister Stephen Dawson congratulated Curtin University on the appointment which followed a highly competitive expression of interest process.

The GreenTech Hub will help build state-wide capability and capacity in green technologies and services. It will also stimulate growth in skills and knowledge, and support the creation of jobs and developing new industries.

Lower Carbon Grants Program

Lower Carbon Grants program funding is available to innovators who can offer industry-translatable solutions which have the potential to solve issues in current supply chains.

Grants to successful Lower Carbon Grants projects will range from $5 million to $15 million.

Minister Stephen Dawson added, “Our agreement with the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a huge win-win for the State in making this happen. The hub will focus on adding economic value through supporting and accelerating the research, development and commercialisation of green technologies and services in WA.”

“I encourage lower carbon technology businesses who support decarbonisation to apply for grants through the LCG program to accelerate their technologies.”
Applications for the Lower Carbon Grants program will close on June 11th — for more information, including how to apply, visit this WA Government site.

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Jason Balchand

Jason has been in the WA startup community for more than a decade, from mentoring at Startup Weekends to volunteering as Chair of StartupWA. He's also a co-founder of So Media Group, on a mission to champion the best of Perth and WA.
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