The Indonesian government has set a Net-Zero Emissions (NZE) target for 2060 or earlier. To achieve this goal, innovative technology and business models that accelerate the adoption of clean energy technology are required. Cleantech startups, as demonstrated by the success of major companies like Tesla, Vestas, and Jinko Solar, play a key role in driving this transformation. They not only support the global energy transition but also have a positive economic impact by creating extensive job opportunities. Therefore, the role of government, both at the national and sub-national levels, in supporting the cleantech startup ecosystem is crucial. This is evident in the proactive steps taken by the Bali Provincial Government in setting a net-zero target for 2045, 15 years ahead of the national target. To achieve this goal, Bali needs to harness the potential of local cleantech startups that have emerged on the island. Nevertheless, cleantech startups in Bali face various challenges, including regulatory barriers, funding constraints, limited R&D resources, and insufficient business incubator support. To support the growth of the cleantech startup ecosystem in Bali, essential measures such as regulatory improvements, access to funding, R&D assistance, and local business incubator support are vital. Additionally, vocational education that incorporates clean energy technology and pilot projects in tourist destinations can further strengthen the cleantech startup ecosystem in Bali.
In a broader context, this policy brief provides guidance and recommendations for the Bali Provincial Government to support the growth of the cleantech startup ecosystem and create a positive impact in the transition to clean energy in Bali.