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Energy innovation hub joins Lot Fourteen

29 June 2020

CORE SA Lead Renee Harkendorf

A hub to connect South Australian innovators with the resources and energy sector is joining Lot Fourteen, building on its interstate success in creating a diverse community of startups, SMEs, and industry partners.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan announced the foundation partnership between the Government of South Australia and CORE Innovation Hub at SA’s annual Copper to the World conference this week.

He said the partnership with Perth-based CORE would provide opportunities for the energy and resources sectors to work together and grow industry capabilities, as part of the government’s Economic and Business Development Growth Fund.

“The hub will provide a pivotal tool to connect South Australian innovators with the resources and energy sector at South Australia's globally-significant innovation neighbourhood, Lot Fourteen.” Minister van Holst Pellekaan said.

“South Australia enjoys a reputation as a leader in the pioneering application of technology across the mining and energy sectors, and this partnership will promote innovation and technology-related collaboration between industry, researchers, private business and government, including space and defence.”

CORE has also announced an Innovation Ecosystem Map and Future Skills Marketplace.

The map is an open source digital resource for the South Australian energy and resources innovation ecosystem. It identifies clusters of capability and stimulates greater connections, collaboration and partnerships between all levels of industry.

It is part of CORE's commitment to help break down the barriers to technology trials and commercialisation.

Meanwhile, the Future Skills Marketplace will curate skills pathways for the resources and energy sector to accelerate its transition to Industry 4.0.

CORE will be headquartered at Lot Fourteen and have a satellite hub at Tonsley Innovation District in southern Adelaide, providing opportunities to connect with complementary industries. CORE will empower innovators connected to emerging industries at both locations to apply their emerging and established technologies to the resources and energy sector.

Want to get involved? Contact CORE SA Lead Renee Harkendorf.

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