After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, Innovation Bay and ARENA have once again teamed up and are pleased to invite you to the third annual ARENA Renewable Energy Founder Forum.
The event showcases Australia's most exciting early stage renewable technology startups and pairs them with Australia's leading venture capitalists and angel investors - to supercharge their growth through funding, connections, and advice. At past events, the ARENA Forum has seen the likes of Sydney solar manufacturer 5B and Victorian “solar thermal” pioneer RayGen raise capital and gain meaningful connections as a part of the event.
In addition to the hand-selected pitches, guests will be treated to a thought leadership panel on the future of emerging technologies in the renewable energy sector, a 3 course dinner and, as always, incredible networking opportunities.
- Professor Renate Egan, Executive Director, Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) & Co-Founder and Chair, Solar Analytics
- Kate Vidgen, Global Head of Industrial Transition and Clean Fuels at the Green Investment Group (GIG) & Executive Director, Macquarie
- Kristin Vaughan, Managing Partner, Virescent Ventures
- Darren Miller, CEO, ARENA
James Petesic & Timothy Dawson, Co-Founders, Co-Founder, PV Industries
PV Industries is developing a solar panel recycling solution to stop millions of obsolete panels entering landfill, and creating a circular economy in solar cells. James is the co-founder of PV Industries, whose goal is to stop end of life solar panels going to landfill. The aim is to give every solar customer a sustainable solution for their solar waste; including batteries, inverters & racking.
Erich Kisi, Co-Founder, MGA Thermal
MGA Thermal is empowering the global shift to renewables through their novel thermal energy storage solution; utilising Miscibility Gap Alloy (MGA) to store huge amounts of energy in the form of heat. The MGA thermal storage solution unlocks true zero-carbon renewable energy storage for grid and industrial use. They’re currently building their first commercial scale manufacturing plant which aims to produce 1,000+ blocks, or 1MWh of energy storage, per shift.
Bevan Dooley, Co-Founder, Janus Electric
Janus Electric has developed proprietary hardware and software to enable rapid and relatively low cost electrification of Australia’s, and eventually the world’s, existing heavy vehicle fleet. Janus Co-Founders Bevan Dooley and Lex Forsyth have combined decades of transport and biodiesel supply chain experience to develop a zero-carbon solution utilising existing electrical infrastructure and a novel exchangeable battery solution to deliver commercially viable, zero-carbon solution to electrifying heavy vehicles.
Cameron Van Der Berg, Co-Founder & CEO, Infravision
Infravision is a world leading drone stringing and IoT solution that enables drones to install and enhance power line wires on the power grid; a job typically reserved for specialised helicopter crews. Cameron is an Engineer and previously worked in heavy industry engineering environments including mining and energy. Cameron previously founded a software startup, before returning to the energy industry to focus on improving power network infrastructure and the connection of new solar and wind. Cameron has a passion for solving problems with cutting-edge, engineering solutions and is leading Infravision to implement technology focused on directly contributing to a sustainable energy future.
COVID-19 safety guidance:
To ensure the safety of all attendees we kindly ask all guests to please;
- Please do not attend should you have any symptoms