Startup Stories - Glenn Platt, Evergen

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 01:00 pm — Thursday, 19 April 2018, 02:00 pm

Location Three76 Hub, 376 Hunter St, Newcastle


As an energy pioneer and influential business leader in high-technology fields, Dr Glenn Platt has made a significant contribution to the energy sector in roles ranging from startup founder, research and development team lead and advisory roles serving big business and international government. Glenn has spun out companies listed on the ASX and led teams mapping out the future of Australia’s electricity system.

Driven by the realisation of the huge commercial potential offered by a new generation of energy technologies, his research and commercial projects have focused on energy efficiency and battery storage, solar generation, smart grid technologies and zero/low emission buildings. Evergen, a start-up derived from Glenn’s and CSIRO research, is an Australian first in smart energy systems.

Glenn is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for the benefits of science and engineering, has played a part in establishing the Eighteen04 and Energylab clean-tech incubators and was the recipient of the Australian Young Executive of the Year award in 2011.

Join us at Three76 as this energy and clean-tech heavy weight tells his fascinating story and shares insight into the electrical future of Australia and the world.

Tickets are free but bookings essential - book here.

About Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Thursday from 1 pm at the University of Newcastle's coworking spaces Three76 Hub (Newcastle) and DSA-18 Hub (Williamtown)*. Startup founders talk candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region. #i2nStartupStories

*One space hosts the startup founder speaker while the other hosts a live web stream of the talk.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program.