Dr Glenn Platt is an energy pioneer and an influential business leader in high-technology fields. He has made a significant contribution to the energy sector in roles ranging from the founder of innovative energy startups, to leading major research and development teams, to consulting roles advising stakeholders ranging from big business to international government.
Dr Platt has spun out companies that were launched on the Australian stock exchange, developed technologies now deployed in thousands of sites all over the world, and mentored new businesses employing staff from Holland to Australia. He has led the teams mapping out the future of Australia's electricity system, and advised the government on Australia's "energy crisis".
As a serial entrepreneur and with a passion for the benefits science and engineering can offer society, Dr Platt helped establish the Eighteen04 and Energylab clean-tech incubators, and led Hack the Sun, Australia's first solar hackathon.
Awarded Australian Young Executive of the Year in 2011, and possessing higher degrees in both engineering and business, Dr Platt is passionate about realising the huge commercial potential offered by a new generation of energy technologies. In the past decade, his research and commercial efforts have focused on energy efficiency and battery storage, solar generation, smart grid control technologies, and zero/low emission residential and commercial buildings.
Dr Platt currently sits on innovation and clean energy advisory groups for the Australian, Malaysian, Chilean and New Zealand governments. He holds advisory positions with TAFE NSW, the University of Newcastle, makes regular media appearances and is an adjunct professor at the University of Technology, Sydney.