POF Partners CleanTech Ideas Competition



Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is proud to be a partner of the 2011 Australian Clean Technologies Ideas Competition.


The competition is designed to promote and reward innovation in the cleantech sector.


The Australian competition is linked to the international Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition and will showcase clean technologies with economic and environmental benefits.


Business ideas can be for technologies and services that address pollution, waste treatment and energy storage, new ways of looking at energy efficiency, building materials, transportations systems, public utilities and much more.


Competition entrants will compete for business services tailored to suit the diversity of needs highlighted by the new ideas – be it access to venture capitalists, patent support, legal advice, research support or corporate assurance.


The winner of the Australian competition will represent Australia at the international Cleantech Open Global Ideas Competition in the United States. The Australian winner will share ideas with entrants from 90 countries and compete for over $100,000 in services to launch their idea. They will also have a week of mentoring, meetings with investors, business services and other entrepreneurs at the International Awards Gala in November 2011.


Any Australian resident with an idea which fits into one of the six categories is eligible to compete in the competition. All entrants must be a start-up that has received less than $500,000 in external private financing at the time of entry.


The categories are:


> Air Water and Waste: Ways to cut pollution
> Energy Efficiency: More efficient methods and devices
> Renewable Energy: Replacements for fossil fuels
> Green Building: New kinds of buildings or materials
> Smarter Power, Green Grid, Energy Storage: Better ways of carrying electricity or storing it
> Transportation: Greener cars, buses, trucks or planes

To enter, visit http://www.cleantechopen.com.au/index.html.

Entries close 22 August 2011.

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick has a dedicated Sustainability team which brings together IP professionals from a variety of technical backgrounds to service the intellectual property needs of those operating in this exciting area.

Our team can assist in all aspects of Intellectual Property including patents, trade marks, commercialisation and licencing and designs.

To find out more, contact one of our Sustainability team below:

Davin Merritt – Partner, Melbourne: davin.merritt@pof.com.au
Greg Bartlett – Partner, Adelaide: greg.bartlett@pof.com.au
David Clark – Partner, Sydney: david.clark@pof.com.au