Friday, June 22nd, 2012
The Federal Government appointed Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate Marc Newson today congratulated the 2011 Clean Technologies Competition winner, SMAC Technologies of Adelaide, on the global roll out of its innovative air conditioning technology.

From the Art Gallery of South Australia to CBD office buildings across Australia and operating theatres and hospitals in Thailand and the United States, SMAC has found a global market for its “high value environments” air management technology.

Just six months since it won the 2011 Australian Clean Technologies Competition, worldwide interest in the company’s technology and new business opportunities have heated up.

The Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate is this year leading the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition, which is now open for entries from aspiring clean technology companies wanting national or global success.

“The finalists and winner get profiles that grab the attention of investors and customers in bigger overseas markets, as well as locally, which is the sort of success we want for our cleantech companies,” said Newson.

SMAC Director Wayne Ryan said winning the Australian Clean Technologies Competition last year was a definite game-changer for SMAC Technologies.

“In the period since winning the Award there has been a dramatic acceleration in business deals and activity. Much of which can be attributed to the profile and validation that came with the Award. People are asking for our technology by name. You cannot put a price on the Award in marketing terms.”

The Supplier Advocate engages Australian businesses that manufacture and produce environmentally-friendly technologies to undertake industry development activities aimed at raising their competitiveness.

It will help Australian businesses capitalise on the growing demand for clean technologies and the high-wage, high-skill jobs they support.

Newson brings extensive commercial experience from private sector roles including with Ernst & Young as the Oceania Cleantech Leader.

The Competition is managed by Australian CleanTech, a private research and advisory business.

SMAC CEO Taffy Horwood has now been appointed as a Mentor for the 2012 Clean Technologies Competition.

Up to thirty of the best companies chosen to participate as competition semi-finalists will be eligible to take part in a Cleantech Business Accelerator Program which will be tailored to suit the diversity of needs reflected in growing businesses, such as access to venture capital, patent support, legal advice, research support or corporate assurance.

Applications close on June 26, 2012. Enter here

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Australian Clean Technologies Competition

About the Australian Clean Technologies Competition
The Australian Clean Technologies Competition is an initiative of the Gillard Government’s $58.4 million Buy Australian at Home and Abroad Initiative to assist Australian firms to enhance their competitiveness and link with new business opportunities, particularly on major projects both in the public and private sector.

The competition is led by the Government appointed Clean Technologies Supplier Advocate Marc Newson, and managed by Australian CleanTech, a private research and advisory business.
Susan Fitzpatrick-Napier
P: 02 8006 0424


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