Give your startup a boost with the CORE Start award.

Reducing overheads and maximising connections is critical for early stage technology startups.

CORE Start provides promising resources tech startups with 3 months of co-working at CORE coupled with facilitated industry connections and support to grow their business. 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 more information.

Round 1: NERA CORE Start

This Round is now closed. Congratulations to NERA CORE Start recipient Flicq. Stay tuned for future rounds to be launched soon.

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


What's the award?

NERA is offering a startup in the energy resources sector one (1) full time co-working membership at CORE Innovation Hub with all member benefits for a period of three (3) months.

In addition, the CORE Start recipient will receive tailored support from CORE and NERA 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 NERA CORE Start recipient will be formally announced at Collaboration Celebration held at CORE Innovation Hub on Thursday 15 March and will be invited to exhibit at the NERA Technology and Skills Hub at AOG during that week.

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?

Complete the application form and submit by 10am Tuesday 6 March.

Applications will be assessed by a panel comprising representatives from CORE and NERA. Face-to-face interviews may be included in the selection process if the panel deem this necessary to assist in their selection.

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by Friday 9 March.


To learn more or discuss your application contact CORE Community Director Emma Veenema at