Applications now open for NERA’s SME ConnectER program at AOG 2020

SME ConnectER

NERA is inviting applications from small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with innovative solutions for the oil and gas industry to participate in their SME ConnectER event at the 2020 Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG).

Returning as a principal sponsor of AOG – Australia’s leading oil & gas industry event – in 2020, NERA is delivering a comprehensive 3-day showcase of programs, networking and engagement opportunities that are supporting the discovery, commercialisation and deployment of innovation and technologies across Australia.

NERA are seeking expressions of interest from new and established Australian SMEs with innovative solutions and a genuine value proposition to take part in their SME ConnectER program.

What is SME ConnectER?

SME ConnectER is a facilitated program, co-ordinated by NERA, aimed at connecting SMEs with representatives from oil and gas operators and contractors.

Participants in the SME ConnectER program will receive:

  • An exhibition pod for a day in NERA’s Technology Station to exhibit your business, products and/or services
  • 2 x 1-minute pitching time slots to AOG delegates at the exhibition stage in NERA’s Technology Station
  • The potential to be selected by up to five oil and gas operators for a 10-minute meeting with each company to discuss your technology/innovation
  • Attendance at a post-ConnectER networking event in NERA’s Technology Station
  • A free pre-SME ConnectER Masterclass to develop and practice your business pitch and to learn how to make the most of your opportunity at AOG 2020.

For more details about SME ConnectER, read the Information page and FAQs on the NERA website.

Key dates

Applications close: 1 December 2019
SME ConnectER events: Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 March.

If you have any questions about SME ConnectER or NERA’s other activities at AOG 2020, please email