Give your startup a boost with the CORE Start award.

What's the award?

Minimising overheads and maximising connections is critical for early stage and emerging technology startups. The CORE Start award provides promising resources tech startups with one (1) full time co-working desk at CORE Innovation Hub with all member benefits for a period of three (3) months. Each award round is supported by a Corporate Partner.

In addition, the CORE Start recipient will receive tailored support from CORE and the corporate partner to grow their business. This support may be in the form of introductions to business networks, business advice, profiling and promoting of the company.

The CORE Start recipient will also be invited to participate in public presentations, discussions and other activities in relation to the program as an ambassador for energy resources innovation.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must:

  • Have an Australian business number.

  • Be developing your own unique technology (this can include novel processes, software and hardware) that has the potential to enhance productivity and improve efficiency in the energy resources supply chain.

  • Have been developing this technology for less than 5 years.

  • Be working to grow your business to a global market.

  • Support CORE's culture of open innovation and collaboration.

How do I apply?

Applications are currently open as of 17 June.

To learn more or discuss your application contact the CORE team on


CORE Start Updates

Partnership Opportunity

Each Award round is sponsored by an industry partner who will assist the CORE Start recipient’s business growth through providing industry advice, network links and other support.

We welcome expressions of interest from organisations interested in supporting the resources tech startup ecosystem through sponsoring a CORE Start award. Contact CORE Community Director Emma Veenema at for more information.


Round 1 & 2: NERA CORE Start

National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) were our industry partner for the first and second round of CORE Start.

Launched in January 2018, the inaugural CORE Start Recipient was Flicq, with round 2 being awarded to Chironix.