Living Lab@UWA - Project Summary

Living Lab@UWA: enabling innovators to demonstrate industrial suitability for their electronic products

The Living Lab@UWA project will establish a dedicated Living Lab facility, process and industry network at the University of Western Australia for a 2-year trial. The facility will provide a test-bed to develop and demonstrate products for real-world mine site testing and pre-mine site stage of their development process. The project will support innovation in the METS and mining sector with a collaborative, scale-up, capability-building and commercialisation model.

METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds

The METS Ignited Project Funds is a $15.6m, four-year initiative to support, encourage and fund sector-wide collaboration. The funding is provided by the Australian Government as part of the Industry Growth Centre initiative, in alignment with METS Ignited's strategic objective to support the acceleration of innovation commercialisation.

Project Partners

  • UWA System Health Lab
  • BHP
  • The University of Western Australia
  • CORE Innovation Hub

Project Funding

The total funding agreement to deliver the Living Lab@UWA project is $200,000 with $100,000 from METS Ignited and $100,000 from industry partners.

Project Outputs

  • A pre-mine site living lab facility to facilitate field-testing of next generation sensors and electronics
  • Identification of innovators and SMEs to develop a living lab network to support collaboration
  • Alignment with BHP Innovation Mine as a proving ground for new technology at a pre-qualification stage - helping to de-risk the process