The Energy Change Institute is an inaugural partner of the ACT Government’s Renewable Energy Industry Development Strategy. As part of this the ECI is a key supporter of the Renewables Innovation Hub, a space designed specifically for the renewable energy and clean-tech industry, located within Canberra’s CBD and close to ANU.
The Hub was established in November 2016, through funding from the ACT Government’s Renewable Energy Innovation Fund, to attract, connect and serve the ACT’s thriving renewable energy industry.
The Hub provides a flexible, collaborative co-working and office space to drive the development of the clean energy industry in the ACT and deliver on the ACT Government’s vision for the Territory as ‘an export-oriented hub for renewable energy innovation and investment.’
Businesses based at the Renewables Innovation Hub range from 1 – 2 person start-ups to large multi-nationals. From wind, solar and storage technology companies through to investment entities and government consultants. The Hub also has the capacity to host events of up to 300 people.
The ECI, as the major research and educational partner of the Hub, uses the venue for a variety of public events and ANU activities. In June 2018 the Energy Change Institute’s cross-disciplinary team of researchers working on the Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific started using the Hub as a regular working venue. Drawing together academics from across the University’s seven Colleges and external partners, in the one place.
Find out more about the Hub: 2degreeshub.com