The Renewables Innovation Hub is an exciting new initiative to grow the renewable energy sector in the Territory. An outcome of the ACT Government's industry development strategy, the Renewables Innovation Hub is funded by the renewable energy industry and is an important part of concentrating innovative renewables and cleantech organisations in the City West area.
Hub Manager Appointed
Matt Stimson was selected to manage the establishment of the Renewables Innovation Hub in its pivotal early stages. An entrepreneur in his own right, Matt has a record of growing the technology and startup communities in Canberra. Matt spent 18 months in a similar management role at the Entry 29 startup co-working space in Civic.
"I'll be guided by my experience at Entry 29 in giving this new initiative the best possible start. The Renewables Innovation Hub will contribute to the positive transformations we've seen in Canberra's innovation ecosystem over the last five years. The Renewables Innovation Hub offers facilities, events, introductions, and support for anyone establishing or growing their renewables and cleantech business in Canberra."
Renewables Innovation Hub Fit-out in Full Swing
A lease for the Renewables Innovation Hub was signed in September. The Renewables Innovation Hub occupies the ground floor of the old Fujitsu building on the corners of Moore Street and Barry Drive in Turner. Furniture was assembled on Monday (pictured), with internet and WiFi to be provisioned later in the week.
"This is a great setup for startups and other innovative organisations. This first phase provides 24 co-working desks, 8 private offices, four meeting rooms, a giant 300-person events space, good lighting, and quality fixtures."
The Renewables Innovation Hub will be officially opened on Tuesday 22 November 2016. Those interested in working from the Renewables Innovation Hub are encouraged to lodge an register their interest here.