Exploratory Learning Series

Business Resource Efficiency Program

Financing Circular Economy Innovation

NOTE: This is a free public event.
BREP participants will be given preference, where numbers are limited. To receive an invitation to all BREP events, scroll down to complete an Expression of Interest in the full BREP program.

“I’m a small business with an innovative CE solution, but how do I pay for it?”

A key finding of the pilot BREP was that SMEs have difficulty demonstrating the business case for purchasing equipment, and/or accessing specialist services for new product development. In many cases, returns on investment cannot be realised within a reasonable timeframe. This event will explore the opportunities for small to medium-sized business owners to access existing funding or subsidies to introduce Circular Economy innovations to their operations. 

Join our panel for a robust discussion about the options available and the advantages and limitations for small businesses. Provide feedback for our panelists and add your voice to an open letter to the State Government’s recently convened Waste and Resource Recovery Board.


James Bentley, National Australia Bank

James is an environmental economist and the Director of Sustainable Lending at National Australia Bank. James will share insights into financing solutions for businesses undertaking innovative sustainability projects in Australia.


Kevin Turner, AusIndustry

Kevin will provide information about R&D Tax Incentives that small to medium-sized businesses may claim against capital and other investments in technology, equipment and new product development.


Peter Christo, i4Connect

Peter is a Commercialisation Facilitator for the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme. Peter will provide an overview of the program and how it may be used to support small businesses developing innovative solutions for the Circular Economy.

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