About the Renewables Innovation Hub
Funded by the renewable energy industry via the $12m Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF), the Renewables Innovation Hub is an exciting new initiative with the ACT Government as part of its industry development strategy to grow the renewable energy ecosystem in the Territory.
The Renewables Innovation Hub has members joining from startups, SMEs, industry, academia, NGOs, large corporates, and multinationals. The Renewables Innovation Hub gives support and guidance for businesses, attracting founders and businesses from interstate and overseas. The Renewables Innovation Hub, in concentrating the activity of the clean technology and renewable energy sectors, enables the faster exploitation of commercial opportunities, stronger networks, jobs growth in the sector, and higher exports.
The ACT is a leader in renewables and clean technology in Australia; the Renewables Innovation Hub cements that position.
Renewable Energy Innovation Fund Board
The REIF Business Advisory Board comprises five senior commercial and research leaders from the ACT and surrounding regions, to guide the strategic direction of REIF to ensure maximum benefits for the ACT economy and community from the expenditure of REIF funding.
The Board comprises the following members:
Sylvia was the founding Managing Director of Queanbeyan-based, Dyesol. She has a strong interest in commercialisation, and is currently on the boards of several start-up companies.
Carlo has over 35 years experience working in the energy supply industry in Australia and North America, holding senior executive positions at PG&E Energy Trading, InterGen and Energy Australia. Carlo is a Non-Executive Director of Hydro Tasmania and SolarShare.
Garth has 18 years in the energy industry and is Head of Development for Neoen Australia. Prior to this, Garth held senior roles with Windlab, Goldwind, and Macquarie Bank with projects and transactions in China, Australia, India, South Africa, Latin America and USA.
Anne-Marie is Chair of Capital Angels. She has extensive experience providing R&D funding advice to a range of clients from start-ups to large multinationals in a variety of industries including ICT, biotech, renewable energy, utilities, property and defence.
Penny is a physicist, astronomer and former Chief Scientist for Australia (2008-2011). She is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Climate Change Institute at the ANU, with a strong interest in sustainability, cities, and communication.