Fostering international collaboration

Queensland and Nevada share an affinity for mining innovation.

Both appreciate the importance to innovate to ensure the mining sector remains a major contributor to their respective economies which share a strong resources focus.

METS Ignited showcased Australian innovation and research capabilities to a delegation of mining and mining research experts from Nevada and created an opportunity to discuss parallel challenges, identify areas of collaboration, and explore potential partnerships.

Formally a part of the Governor of Nevada’s delegation to Australia in August to explore opportunities across key industries, the contingent included experts from the Nevada Mining Association, Newmont, Governor's Office of Economic Development, Geopros Inc, Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, University of Las Vegas, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, embarked on Queensland.

METS Ignited facilitated an interactive session at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Growth Centre headquarters with leading mining industry researchers.

Researchers from QUT, CSIRO, CRC ORE and CRC Mining focussed on contemporary issues and mutual areas of interest including, workforce health and safety, social licence quantification, water management, climate-mine relationships, data analytics, and other productivity technologies. Read more>

There are obvious areas where we can explore opportunities with Australian researchers directly, or through METS Ignited. Dr Dana Bennett, President, Nevada Mining Association