Innovative energy start ups join business accelerator

26 September 2017

Five innovative local energy start ups have been announced as the latest participants in Origin sponsored EnergyLab –Australia’s first accelerator of new business and technological initiatives moving the world towards a clean energy future.


  • Five start ups have joined Origin sponsored business accelerator, EnergyLab
  • Start-ups include companies with technologies supporting EVs, energy efficiency for homes & businesses, kick scooters and solar PV

Five innovative local energy start ups have been announced as the latest participants in EnergyLab – Australia’s first accelerator of new business and technological initiatives moving the world towards a clean energy future.

Having launched earlier this year, EnergyLab has already seen four start-ups participate in the business accelerator.

Joining the initial co-hort, are companies with technologies designed to support EVs, energy efficiency for homes and businesses, kick scooters, and solar PV.

Principal sponsor Origin is one of a range of organisations that will help provide support to these start-ups as they aim to grow their businesses and secure additional funding. .

“Many of the technologies that will shape the future of the Australian energy industry will come from local start-ups, and we are excited to welcome this latest cohort to EneryLab,” says Origin’s Tony Lucas, Executive General Manger, Future Energy and Business Development.

“As Australia is moving towards a cleaner and smarter energy future where customers have greater control and transparency over their energy use, we need to be investing in the brightest and best ideas. Origin is committed to supporting local start-ups as they develop their ideas and aim to enter the Australian market.

In addition to its investment in EnergyLab, Origin is a founding partner in the global energy accelerator Free Electrons, has presence in Silicon Valley, and established the O Hub in Melbourne dedicated to rapidly prototyping, developing and trialling new customer solutions.   

EnergyLab Executive Director, Piers Grove added: “Origin brings valuable expertise through experienced mentors to our program which will help scale up the speed and reach of our energy start-up companies. We are delighted to have their support and look forward to working closely with them.”

“Origin joins UTS, Jobs4NSW, Artesian, CEFC, Climate-KIC and others in our strong group of partners which allows EnergyLab to grow its reach. The future looks bright.”

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