Energy Innovation Fund


The Victorian Government has developed the Energy Innovation Fund (EIF) to support the commercialisation of innovative, emerging renewable energy technologies in Victoria required to meet the net-zero emissions by 2050 target.

The EIF will be delivered in multiple rounds, with Round 1 applications and Round 2 pre-applications open since 29 January 2021. Applications for Round 1 will close at 2:00pm (AEDT) on 12 March 2021 and Round 2 pre-applications will close at 2:00pm (AEST) on 8 April 2021.

Round 2 applications are anticipated to open in August 2021.

Round 1 of the EIF will be dedicated to offshore wind to complement the State’s activities to understand the sector’s potential contribution to the future energy system.

Round 2 is technology neutral, aiming to support a diverse mix of emerging energy technologies, some of which are yet to become commercially viable on their own.


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