12 Jun 2019 11:00am to 12:00pm

Energy Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Challenges to Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and What 2021 Looks Like

VCTF Seminar Series
The University of Melbourne
Dr Bumpus is a climate change solutions expert. Since 2002, he has worked in environmental communications, and the role of technology in climate change and sustainable development. Currently he is...

Enabling clean energy entrepreneurship is an important component of building climate change responses and strong economies, and entrepreneurs are playing an increasingly important role in providing new technologies and new business models to help achieve emissions reductions. Clean energy entrepreneurship remains, however, a challenging task due to high levels of incumbency, complex regulation, and fundamental shifts in the way energy is produced, stored, and consumed.

In this talk I discuss how key components of the energy ecosystem are shifting to enable more clean energy entrepreneurial activities, and the challenges remain: 1. digital energy entrepreneurship in Germany and Australia; 2. the emergence of accelerators and incubators as ‘spaces of flows’ for capital, knowledge, and social connections; and 3. how accelerators open up the black box of entrepreneurship in clean energy transitions.

The talk is based both on academic research on international accelerators and incubators and work as the CEO of the distributed intelligence energy startup, RedGrid (www.redgrid.io).

This seminar is part of a series of Energy Transition Hub events supported by the Victorian Clean Technology Fund (VCTF).



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