Six New Zealand companies specialising in energy efficient products and services are off across the Tasman this week in the hopes of fast-tracking their entry into the Australian market.
Switch Lighting, Triplics (ecoPortal), Senztek, Energy Light, Cosydome and Outpost Central (the latter two are also finalists in the 2012 NZ Innovators Awards; winners are announced on Friday) are part of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s (NZTE) Path to Market programme, and will be participating in the All-Energy Australia 2012 exhibition and conference, where a New Zealand-themed pavilion will be housed.
They will also have the opportunity to hear from and network with members of the Clean Energy Council and Australian Cleantech Network, and receive two days of onshore training, market information and advice, an assessment of their products and services by an expert panel and follow-up business coaching.
Michelle Templer, NZTE regional director Australia Pacific, says findings from the global 2012 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey for Australia prove the appetite for energy efficient products and services is on the rise.
“The survey revealed that 52 percent of Australian respondents have invested in energy efficiency in the past year, while 79 percent cited energy management as either very or extremely important to their organisations. A further 46 percent of business executives said they plan to increase spending in energy efficiency and renewable energy over the next 12 months.”