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RISE Accelerator Program

RISE is specifically designed for scale-ups with proven solutions to priority challenges facing the mining and energy resources sectors seeking to commercialise their products and services in the domestic and international markets.

We are seeking Resources Innovators, Scale-ups and Entrepreneurs ( RISE) to take part in an intensive 12-week program. The program provides direct access to financial, marketing, commercial and technical advice to assist in commercialising your products and services and start the process of scaling up your business to meet larger markets demand.

Designed to drive the next wave of innovation within the resources sectors, the RISE accelerator powered by KPMG Energise will challenge all aspects of your value proposition, business model and strategy. It will equip you with the skills and capabilities to develop your innovation, win more work, and grow your business.

RISE connects major operators in the mining, METS, oil and gas and energy sectors with leading innovators to collaborate on solutions to their priority challenges.

RISE incorporates a parallel corporate stream, focused on building the innovation and collaboration culture of major operators and services companies within the sector, through a series of masterclasses, a facilitated corporate/scale-up engagement process and collaboration around establishing innovation priority areas for the program.

Applications are open until 31 January 2019.

Read the joint media releases about the program:


October 2018 - RISE announcement at IMARC

November 2018 - RISE program officially launches and applications open

January 2019 - RISE applications close (Thursday 31 January)

March - May 2019 - RISE 12-week intensive starts

June 2019 - RISE graduation


The program builds on the winning formula of the 2017 Igniting METS accelerator pilot, an initiative of METS Ignited and the Queensland Government, with an expanded sector focus and national footprint through collaboration with NERA and the Western Australian Government