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From local ingenuity to global impact: How WA cleantech startup Sunovate got their big break

From local ingenuity to global impact: How WA cleantech startup Sunovate got their big break

15 April 2019

Sunovate were the Australian winners of ClimateLaunchpad in 2018, the world's biggest cleantech and green business ideas competition. Since completing the competition late last year, Sunovate is now a thriving photovoltaic-thermal technology startup. We catch up with Cesira Leigh to find out how they transformed their idea into a business reality.

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Time for a new idea to solve climate change?

Time for a new idea to solve climate change?

2 April 2019

Climate-KIC Australia today launched the Australian 2019 edition of the world’s largest green business ideas competition, ClimateLaunchpad. Globally, ClimateLaunchpad brings in clean-technology and green business ideas from over 50 countries across five continents.

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Beyond solar: getting to net-zero energy homes in Australia

Beyond solar: getting to net-zero energy homes in Australia

17 April 2019

Climate-KIC Australia is bringing together experts in property development, energy-use monitoring technology, and environmental policy and research to build a business and lifestyle case for geothermal heat pumps, a heating and cooling technology that is sustainable, reliable and clean, for industry-wide deployment.

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Renewable geothermal heat pumps trialled at Blacktown greenfield estate

Renewable geothermal heat pumps trialled at Blacktown greenfield estate

25 January 2019

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $500,000 in funding to Climate-KIC Australia to lead a three-year longitudinal study into the benefits of geothermal energy in the residential sector and greenfield estates. The $1.7 million project will study a commercial-scale demonstration of renewable ground-source heat pumps being deployed in the Fairwater master-planned residential …

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Australia’s First Business Renewables Centre Launches

Australia’s First Business Renewables Centre Launches

16 October 2018

Large Australian organisations looking to switch to renewable energy will now be able to turn to Australia’s first Business Renewables Centre to help them to procure solar or wind energy through a renewable Power Purchase Agreements.

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Australian FAQ on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C

Australian FAQ on the IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C

4 October 2018

Climate-KIC Australia, together with several other Australian not-for-profits, has published a guide to the landmark IPCC 1.5°C report to be published on October 8.

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Creating ripples: How Climate-KIC Australia plans to increase the flow of sustainable investment in Australia

Creating ripples: How Climate-KIC Australia plans to increase the flow of sustainable investment in Australia

7 August 2018

Article by Belinda Whelan, Director of Strategic Projects, Climate-KIC Australia Things do not change, we change! (Henry David Thoreau) Investment is being made across the innovation pipeline, but it is not at the scale required to shift our economy on a sustainable path.

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ClimateLaunchpad Pitch Finals

ClimateLaunchpad Pitch Finals

7 August 2018

In September 2018, Climate-KIC Australia and our partners will host the Australian City Pitch Finals of the global clean-tech and green business ideas competition and Boot Camp program, ClimateLaunchpad.

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Climate Innovation Day

Climate Innovation Day

17 May 2018

Report by Lauren Riga – PhD student with the Australia-German Climate and Energy College at The University of Melbourne and Katie Vines – Director Sustainable and Resilient Cities, Climate-KIC Australia   Changing climatic conditions are already affecting us and the projected impacts of climate change have the potential to seriously impact our environment, economy and society.  …

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Join Climate-KIC Australia’s Innovation Day at NCCARF

Join Climate-KIC Australia’s Innovation Day at NCCARF

1 May 2018

Climate-KIC Australia will host a Climate Innovation Day on the 9th of May as part of the NCCARF/Engineers Australia Climate Adaptation 2018 conference in Melbourne this year. All conference delegates and visitors are welcome to join the following sessions during the Innovation Day:

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