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Curtin University named WA GreenTech Hub Operator

The GreenTech Hub will enhance State-wide capability in green technologies and services, stimulate skills and knowledge growth, and support job creation and the development of new industries.

Innovation and the Digital Economy and Science minister Stephen Dawson congratulated Curtin University on the appointment which followed a highly competitive expression of interest process.

“To be operated by Curtin University, this new stand-alone GreenTech Hub will play a key role in fostering collaboration, partnerships to drive decarbonisation in WA.

“WA is fast becoming a lower carbon energy superpower and the new hub will drive innovation and the creation of new technology to reach our target of net zero by 2050,” said Dawson.

The GreenTech Hub will help build State-wide capability and capacity in green technologies and services.

It will also stimulate growth in skills and knowledge and support the creation of jobs and developing new industries.

The Hub forms part of a four-year $40 million Lower Carbon Grants Program and GreenTech Hub funding agreement between the Cook Government and the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project.

“Our agreement with the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a huge win-win for the State in making this happen. The hub will focus on adding economic value through supporting and accelerating the research, development and commercialisation of green technologies and services in WA,” said Dawson.

The $33.6 million LCG program provides funding for large research and innovation activities across industries to test, demonstrate and deploy technologies that support lower carbon projects.

LCG program funding is available to innovators who have the potential to solve issues in current supply chains.

Grants to successful LCG projects will range from $5 million up to $15 million.

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