Posted 16 March 2016

Premier Jay Weatherill today announced details of South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur’s Prize at Carnegie Mellon University’s Energy Week conference in Pittsburgh, United States, signalling the beginning of our global search for solutions.

A prize pool of AUD$260,000 has been made available for entrepreneurs to seed great ideas and help turn them into viable commercial opportunities. The Prize is part of a broad vision to position Adelaide as the world’s leading city in low carbon economies, to enhance new-economy jobs and industries and export these products and services to the world. 

Anyone from around the world can pitch an idea to help cut carbon emissions that can be delivered in Adelaide. You might be part of a start-up, university, a not-for-profit or community group, or an individual who has ideas to reduce Adelaide’s carbon emissions in the following four key areas:

We’re looking for solutions that:

  • generate solutions for Adelaide to become the world’s first carbon neutral city
  • reduce emissions in Adelaide
  • improve the liveability of Adelaide and the lives of our community
  • develop new partnerships, attract investment and create opportunities for local business, new economy jobs, and industries
  • strengthen entrepreneurial and innovation capacity in low carbon technologies, renewables and clean technology
  • provide a catalyst for local action and behaviour change.

Entries close at 5:00pm on Tuesday 31 May 2016, Australian Central Standard Time.

To find out more about the Prize, eligibility and how to enter, visit