The cleantech sector, is one of the Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre’s key focus sectors.
“The Innovation Centre offers an attractive location for innovative cleantech firms and is designed to provide business development support, connect like-minded entrepreneurs and promote valuable connections with the University of the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Graham says.
LED Light Works, specialists in the production and sale of LED lights to the corporate, commercial, industrial and government markets, are the newest addition to the Innovation Centre. The company offer lighting solutions that use up to 90 per cent less electricity and last up to 17 times longer than traditional lighting, and in addition are fully recyclable.
LED Light Works Director and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Day says LED lighting represents the latest revolution in lighting technology since fluorescents were introduced nearly 70 years ago.Article continues below…
“A surprise meeting with a former colleague on a business flight sparked the idea to fill a niche in the market and offer a green, efficient alternative to traditional lighting,” Mr Day says.
“We will continue the development of LED technology and educate the engineers, architects and end users on the benefits, applications and implementation of this emerging technology.”
Mr Day says the company’s distribution model enables the corporate headquarters, research and development and design to be carried out in Australia, with international distributors, manufacturing and quality control in South East Asia.
“This model allows us to maintain strategic control while accessing markets in countries such as Canada, the United States, Chile and the United Arab Emirates,” says Mr Day.
Mr Graham said LED Light Works joins an impressive list of dynamic, entrepreneurial cleantech firms based at the Innovation Centre, including Auzion who specialise in sustainable energy management; Aquiba, a water efficiency company; and Future-Plus Environmental, environmental management consultants.
Queensland’s diverse cleantech industry generates more than $3.1 billion in revenue each year, employs over 12,500 people and exports over $125 million worth of cleantech products and services annually.
“Locating to the Innovation Centre allows us to connect with the University with the potential to develop research partnerships, and with the opening of the new Engineering Training Facility, this offers exciting opportunities for practical research capabilities and testing,” says Mr Day.