In August 2017, METS Ignited and the Queensland Government launched the Igniting METS, pilot program to accelerate the commercialisation rate of mining technologies in Australia.
The program, the first of its kind in Australia, delivered a pilot technology accelerator for METS innovations ready to be implemented into the mining industry.
Based in Brisbane, the accelerator pilot is being used to inform the operation of future METS-focused accelerators around the nation.
Igniting METS was operated by KPMG through its Energise accelerator format, the largest of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.
Building on the success of the 2017 Igniting METS pilot established by METS Ignited and the Queensland Government, the RISE scale-up Accelerator Program will run in 2019 with an expanded sector focus and a national footprint through the support of NERA and the Western Australian Government.