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Turning it ON with energy startups | Panel Discussion

October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


What do the founders behind South Australia’s energy startups have to say about the business of energy?

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Join us for the second instalment in the energy series hosted by Flinders New Venture Institute, in partnership with EnergyLab.

We kicked things off with a panel on the future of energy in South Australia, as told by thought leaders from the public and private sectors. You can watch the recording of the video here: Unleash SA’s Energy Opportunities.

This time, we’re at the other end of the scale, with a panel made up of the people behind startups and small to medium businesses that are changing the future of the energy industry with their ideas and strategies.

The panel will be hosted by Piers Grove, cofounder and chair of EnergyLab. EnergyLab is Australia’s leading platform for launching energy startups, and we’ve recently partnered with them to become the site of their Adelaide office. Your free tickets include the panel with networking and drinks to follow.


Meet the speakers!

Matthew Stead Co-founder of Ping Services

Matthew has over 25 years of experience as a professional acoustic consultant in Australia and the USA. His work as CEO of Resonate Acoustics, the leading provider of consulting services in the fields of acoustics, vibration, lighting impact, air quality and electromagnetic fields, saw him start up a new venture, Ping Services, which uses the power of acoustic testing to improve the performance of wind turbines.

Kristin Raman, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

In her role as Head of Strategy and Innovation at Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Krissy is responsible for leading business strategy and implementing the long-term vision for natural gas, with a particular focus on decarbonisation through renewable gases such as hydrogen and biomethane. She also leads the broader stakeholder and consumer engagement program across the business.

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Meet Greg, a Marine Biologist who has extensive knowledge and expertise in green energy tech. His passion extends to providing energy efficient solutions and high value results for customers – through his company’s incredible transport solutions.

The ACE Group is in early stage development, shovel ready with a prototype in South Australia that was built in the MTA workshops in QLD, after 6 days and arriving in six boxes. Now known as the ACE-EV Group, Greg and his team are introducing a disruptive manufacturing industry to Australia, with very low CAPEX compared to the traditional automotive industry. The vehicles are light, have low embedded energy, are designed for urban use, and utilise home charging.



We look forward to seeing you there as we tap into the forward-thinking minds of our panel to find out what makes the business of energy in SA so exciting.




AIE logo The Australian Institute of Energy (www.aie.org.au) brings together individuals and companies with interests and involvement in the energy sector in Australia.

Through a wide range of activities, the AIE encourages discussion and debate on energy issues, promotes research and disseminates information. These activities, including conferences and seminars, symposia and technical meetings, attract speakers of national and international standing and enable AIE members to discuss and debate emerging energy issues and developments in technology.

Our focus is on the latest thinking and innovation with an emphasis on improved use of technology and the development of responsible energy policies.


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