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2023 Australian Cleantech Awards: Event Recap

It was an afternoon of networking, learning and celebration as the 2023 Australian Cleantech Awards winners were announced on the 12th of September in Melbourne.

Hosted by Scalare Partners, the event welcomed more than 100 guests, bringing together a wide range of cleantech enthusiasts, including government representatives, investment specialists and clean energy pioneers for dynamic networking and discussions on sustainability.

Earlier in the day the event featured live pitches from finalists competing in the categories; Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities, Communities & Transport, and Victorian Clean Tech Company of the Year.

The formal awards ceremony followed, which included a keynote address from the Minister for Climate, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, and a panel discussion with sustainability leaders to discuss the path towards a greener Australia.

The panellists included Ben Krasnostein, Partner at Kilara Capital (pictured above, far left); Phil Blythe from Venture Builder (second from the left); Vanya Kumar, Executive Director, Commercial and Investment Attraction, Energy Group, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (third from the left); and David Higgins, Assistant Secretary, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (second from the right); with Georgia McDonald from LaunchVic as the guest moderator (first from the right).

Following the insightful discussion on how to forge a path towards a sustainable Australia by building new partnerships models between government, investors and innovators, the awards were presented.

2023 Cleantech Award Winners

Congratulations to the following companies who took home the award in the Cleantech categories at the Australian Technology Competition 2023:

Clean Energy 2023 Winner: Onvol, with Co-Founders Molly Fullee and Clinton Hopkins accepting the award.

Sustainable Cities, Communities & Transport 2023 Winner: Adiona, received by Co-Founder Richard Savoie.

Victorian Alumni Company of the Year 2023 Winner: RayGen, with Director and Chief Commercial Officer John Lasich receiving the honour.

Well done to all the ATC 2023 Cleantech finalists! It was fantastic to see the calibre of the pitches and the inspiring work towards sustainable solutions recognised.

A big thank you to the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action, along with other sponsors, who helped the National Cleantech Awards become a platform of support to cutting-edge innovations and create awareness and promotion around the urgent need for cleantech solutions.

Don't miss the upcoming 2023 Australian Technologies Competition in Sydney on September 28th, where the remaining ATC category winners – from Medtech and Pharma, Space and Defence to Cybersecurity – will be announced, and the 'Australian Technology Company of the Year' will be crowned. Find your tickets at

About the Australian Technologies Competition

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The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is a national growth program and awards program designed to showcase and promote innovative Australian technologies with global growth potential. The competition is open to Australia-based technology companies across various sectors (link to all categories) including clean energy, fintech/regtech, medtech, critical technologies (Web3), advanced manufacturing, social impact and more.

Successful entrants will have access to connect with investors, mentors, and industry experts, ultimately helping you to scale and grow your businesses. Semi-finalists receive mentoring, intensive MasterClass sessions and networking opportunities while finalists have a chance to pitch their technology to a panel of judges and ultimately become an awards category winner.

Now in its 13th year, the ATC was previously owned by Impact Tech Ventures and has produced more than 350 alumni and supported numerous technology company success stories.


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