Event postponed

Unfortunately we are postponing these Learning Events to a future date, and will provide you with updated details as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the following people for your local event:

Newcastle: Dave Fleming –
Sydney: Peter Milic –
Wollongong: Bruce Thomson –

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your interest in CSIRO and the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme. We look forward to seeing you later in the year.

Kind regards,

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Dates available from 17 Mar 2020 until 19 Mar 2020

Event date: 17Mar 2020

Tuesday 17 Mar 2020

CSIRO Newcastle

  • 2.00pm to 5.00pm (arrival from 1.30pm)

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit, Mayfield West NSW

Event date: 18Mar 2020

Wednesday 18 Mar 2020

CSIRO Eveleigh

  • 2.00pm tp 5.00pm (arrival from 1.30pm)

Room B1-F4-R60, 13 Garden Street, Eveleigh NSW (Reception located on Level 5)

Event date: 19Mar 2020

Thursday 19 Mar 2020

Leon K Maguire Theatre, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials Facility

  • 2.00pm to 5.00pm (arrival from 1.30pm)

Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW

More information



Unconventional fuels, energy storage technologies and more efficient energy distribution and conversion systems, have been under consideration for many years. Recent developments have now provided a relatively mature set of technologies that have shifted the focus from technical development to commercial activation. Many demonstration and pilot projects are now in progress across multiple applications both in Australia and globally. Australia has the potential to become a leading supplier in areas such as hydrogen technology, storage batteries, smart grids and energy efficient buildings, creating new opportunities for small and medium companies (SMEs) in the next few years.

Presented by CSIRO and the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, this event will provide participants with:

  • an overview of new energy technologies, emerging opportunities and challenges.
  • information on specific applications in unconventional fuels, energy storage and energy efficient buildings.
  • examples of R&D collaboration, how it works in practice and the benefits for SMEs.
  • information on grants and assistance to support collaboration with CSIRO and other research organisations.
  • an opportunity to have an initial discussion on specific technical challenges with CSIRO experts and facilitators.

Who should attend

SMEs operating in the energy or manufacturing sectors looking for new opportunities.

About the Entrepreneurs’ Programme

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level.


Speakers will include:

  • Dr Daniel Roberts, leader of CSIRO’s Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform
  • Dr David Viano, CSIRO Research Scientist and expert in gasification processes
  • Dr Stephen White, CSIRO Energy Effeciency Research Leader and Program Leader for the Low Carbon Living CRC
  • Dr Christopher Munnings, leader of CSIRO’s Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems

* program details and presenters may vary.

Australian Government - Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources | Business Entrepreneurs' Programme

Science areas: Renewables and energy

Event type: Public seminar