Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2009
Date Ended:2014
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Energy Efficiency / Demand Reduction, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Industry, Energy Sector
Agency:Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Funding:Clean Energy Innovation Centre: AUD 20 million over 4 years

Enterprise Connect was a AUD 200 million Australian Government initiative designed to boost productivity.

The Clean Energy Innovation Centre was a AUD 20 million commitment under Enterprise Connect to assist companies innovating in the clean energy sector. The Clean Energy Innovation Centre helped small and medium sized clean energy companies enhance their performance by providing a range of business improvement services. The centre provided the core suite of services offered by the Enterprise Connect network including:

  • Business Review : conducted for free by Business Advisers;
  • Tailored Advisory Service : provides funding to implement actions identified in the Business Review; and
  • Researchers in Business : offers the placement of researchers from universities or public research agencies into businesses to help develop and implement new commercial ideas.

The Clean Energy Innovation Centre offered a range of industry specific assistance including:

  • Facilitating quick access to services provided under Austrades Clean Energy Export Strategy;
  • Finding and adapting the latest research and technology to help firms improve their products and manufacturing processes;
  • Provision of expert, customised advice to improve commercialisation planning and execution; and
  • A range of initiatives aimed at enhancing information exchange within the clean energy sector.

As part of the 2014-15 Federal Budget, the Government has decided to cease the Enterprise Connect programme from 1 January 2015. The Enterprise Connect programme stopped accepting Business Review applications on 30 June 2014.

Last modified: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:51:32 CET