The Australian Microgrid Centre of Excellence (AMCOE) is the trading name. The incorporated entity representing AMCOE is Australian Microgrids Incorporated (IARN: A1036945A), a not-for-profit entity that aims to provide incubator and business development services to new companies entering AMCOE and facilitating industrial symbiosis activities for existing companies.
AMCOE aims to be internationally disruptive by establishing a centre of excellence that allows new companies to enter and existing companies to expand in the energy transformation business. The focus is applied research. This would be a major global energy transformation incubator and will emphasise microgrid development. AMCOE provides the environment for start-up companies to be more dynamic, agile and more rapidly innovate.
AMCOE aims to be a global platform concentrating on the global transformation of energy. It aims to support companies and academic institutions around Australia and the world in developing the energy industry.
We envision that AMCOE will operate within five main areas of business:
skills-based training & educational curricula development
civic resource facility (and laboratory)
grant management, and
AMCOE will offer services to facilitate the commercialisation of promising innovations and research. The five areas serve different customer segments, but significant overlap exists. For example, a student in the education centre may conduct research in the resource facility that leads to intellectual property worthy of a grant. That student starts a business that ultimately offers unique engineering services to the industry.
The key components of AMCOE, and their inter-relatability are illustrated in the following diagram: