Mining innovation

Research and innovation is key to the sustainability of the global mining ecosystem.

To do this we need greater collaboration between researchers and the mining industry's operators and suppliers to accelerate innovation, unlock value from research and close the chasm to converting research to commercial outcomes. We will do this by strengthening linkages between industry and universities, CRCs and other research organisations to identify and promote our world-leading innovation clusters.

We will be creating opportunities for researchers to get involved with industry in collaborative, proof of concept projects. Find out more >

Featured Content

01 Feb 2018 / News

CRC to power up lithium industry

METS Ignited is working with industry, government and academia to develop a prospectus for a CRC to take advantage of a forecast $2 trillion in lithium supply growth.

More ›

19 Jul 2017 / News

World's leading industry report now available

Report finds Aussie METS are central to innovation

More ›

28 Jun 2017 / News

Future Workforce Program Applications Closing

Industry feedback on the Future Minerals Workforce Program

More ›

11 Nov 2016

New Project Funds EOI for METS-mining innovation and collaboration projects

METS Ignited Project Funds EOI opportunity for METS-mining innovation and collaboration projects announced at IMARC

More ›

10 Nov 2016 / News

Core Resources and Glencore Technology named winners of the 2016 METS Ignited Collaboration Award

Award winning collaboration between Core Resources and Glencore Techonology.

More ›

08 Nov 2016 / News

Launch of a national plan for a globally competitive Australian METS sector at IMARC

Elizabeth Lewis-Gray launches a plan to catalyse globally competitive change to improve growth of Australia’s METS sector.

More ›

22 Sep 2016 / News

QUT to lead a project with Caterpillar for automation of underground mining vehicles

Advance Queensland funding for QUT and Caterpillar collaboration project

More ›

31 Aug 2016 / Success Story

Fostering international collaboration

METS Ignited fostering collaboration between Australian and international mining experts.

More ›

23 Aug 2016 / News

METS SMEs successful in $3.2M commercialisation grant funding

Five METS SMES offered grants to help access international markets

More ›

08 Aug 2016 / News

Global Innovation Linkages programme to boost global collaboration

New programme to collaborate with global partners on collaborative projects announced

More ›

22 Apr 2016 / News

Researchers to deliver innovative solutions to miners

Advance Queensland researchers to collaborate with industry so research is translated into commercial outcomes.

More ›

04 Mar 2016

Sector Competitiveness Plan

2016 METS 10 Year Sector Competitiveness Plan released

More ›