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‘Enlightened’ innovator wins Clean Tech Competition

31-08-2010
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‘Enlightened’ innovator wins Clean Tech Competition

 

Mark Dreyfus … ‘energy efficiency’

A low cost, LED lighting design which provides energy savings of up to 93 per cent has won the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition.

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation, Mark Dreyfus, announced Sydney company enLighten Australia as the competition winner at an awards dinner in Melbourne.

“The Clean Tech Competition has attracted over 100 entries this year. It’s brought together emerging technology developers with venture capitalists and mentors experienced in the commercialisation of new products,” said Mr Dreyfus.

“The winner, enLighten, is helping consumers dramatically improve their energy efficiency and reduce Australia’s carbon footprint. Their energy saving lighting is already being used in Australian universities, local councils and high density residential apartments.”

Runners up were Melbourne-based VR Tek, which reclaims rubber from used tyres to provide high value inputs to production, and Biofiba, of Gosford, NSW, manufacturers of biodegradable shipping pallets made out of non-food crops.

“This sort of ingenuity and innovation gives Australian businesses a commercial edge over competitors and helps create high skill, high wage jobs,” said Mr Dreyfus.

enLighten will now represent Australia at the international Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition in the US, where the company will compete with entrants from 90 countries for more than $100,000 in services.

Along with other finalists, enLighten will also be introduced to investors, business-services and other entrepreneurs on a trade mission to the US to assist them in gaining a foothold in overseas markets.

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and competition partners will mentor enLighten and other finalists to build the business acumen necessary to take their ideas effectively into the global market.

For more information visit: www.cleantechopen.com.au/

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