In 2017, METS Ignited and the Queensland Government ran the highly successful pilot accelerator, Igniting METS.
Igniting METS was the first of its kind in Australia, delivering an accelerator for METS companies with innovations ready to be implemented into the mining industry.
Igniting METS was funded by the Queensland Government and operated by KPMG Energise in Brisbane. Among the eight participants were six METS companies from regional Queensland.
Since graduating from the accelerator, all of the companies have made significant progress in advancing their innovations.
On the success of the pilot program, METS Ignited and the Queensland Government will be running new accelerator programs in 2018-19.
Queensland METS regional accelerators
Regional METS companies are well-recognised for their innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.
METS Ignited and the Queensland Government will be hosting "mini" accelerators for Queensland METS start-ups and SMEs in regional Queensland in late 2018.
These accelerators will focus on increasing business capabilities for companies looking to remain competitive and expand their markets.
In October and November 2018, METS Ignited and the Queensland Government have engaged regional industry groups Resource Industry Network, Capricorn Enterprise, Gladstone Engineering Alliance, Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise, Central Highlands Development Corporation to host Regional Pre-Accelerators in Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Toowoomba and Emerald. The Regional Pre-Accelerator Program will be delivered by KPMG.
A program is underway to run national accelerators in 2019.
To stay up-to-date on upcoming opportunities, register as a METS Ignited Network Associate now.