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METS sector to benefit from new MOU


METS Ignited has signed an agreement with AMIRA International that will continue to build the METS sector through a range of proactive activities.

METS Ignited CEO Ric Gros and AMIRA International Managing Director Joe Cucuzza recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding aligning the strategies and roadmaps of the METS and mining companies to ensure innovation is characterised by industry collaboration.

The agreement will potentially benefit METS companies through collaborative workshops and challenges designed to address industry needs, as well as internships, career experience programs and conferences.

At the signing in Melbourne, METS Ignited CEO Mr Gros said the MoU would advance initiatives in the METS Sector Competitiveness Plan that will build and strengthen sector relationships.

"The Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP) is a vision for an industry renowned for its smart relationships and collaborative leadership," Mr Gros said.

"We are proud to be partner with AMIRA International to identify opportunities for Australian METS and researchers to collaborate and deliver on industry needs," he said.

"The agreement targets activities that span the five programs of work in the SCP that will unite and galvanise the METS industry to be competitive globally."

AMIRA International Managing Director Joe Cucuzza said that METS suppliers from Australia and abroad have been an important constituency for AMIRA both as members and indeed as solution providers.

“As members, METS suppliers have sponsored many of our collaborative projects. They provide an important route to market for project outputs that can be commercialised. Participation offers potential business opportunities for suppliers, and in some cases it provides an avenue by which their technologies can be benchmarked against others. By sponsoring AMIRA International projects METS suppliers are exposed to the latest research whilst rubbing shoulders with end-users," Mr Cucuzza said

“Collaboration with METS Ignited will facilitate greater engagement with AMIRA International and strengthen the linkages between METS suppliers and mining companies.”

METS companies will potentially benefit from collaborative workshops and challenges designed to address industry needs, as well as internships, career experience programs and conferences.