Turning innovative energy ideas into reality

Ara Ake. Two small words that combined mean new pathways, a journey forward - most simply, onwards and upwards. And that sentiment is at the heart of what we do as Aotearoa New Zealand's Future Energy Centre.

At Ara Ake, we work with you, the energy innovator, to help you commercialise and enter the market. From start-ups to large organisations, we work with businesses to facilitate and support demonstration projects of new and emerging technologies across Aotearoa New Zealand.

How we can help you

Funding and investment support

Explore funds available to energy innovators and see organisations involved in energy innovation and business development.

Energy research and insights

Find insights and information to help you successfully demonstrate and commercialise your energy innovation.

Project support and development

We support your late-stage energy technology through:
- project management
- field demonstration
- capability development
- regulatory guidance

Connecting and collaborating

We can connect you with knowledge, expertise, and resources to help you demonstrate and commercialise your energy solutions.

We enable domestic and international relationships between industry, investors, researchers, government and energy innovators.

Co-location at Ara Ake (Taranaki)

We welcome energy innovators to work within our premises in New Plymouth, Taranaki

New Zealand is on a journey of energy innovation; a journey to decarbonise our nation so we can begin to realise the environmental, social and economic benefits of doing so.

But great journeys don't come without challenges. Ara Ake tackles those challenges head on and helps find commercial solutions to them.

We're working to harness the potential of New Zealand's energy innovation sector and connect it to the rest of the world.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ara Ake projects

We support innovators to commercialise their energy solutions by offering a range of services and providing a pathway to success.

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