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Unearthed Solutions - Project Summary


Unearthed Solutions is raising the profile of Australian METS companies to be internationally competitive, driving collaboration and innovation through technology focused competitions and increasing the METS sector's skillset.

METS Ignited has entered a project funding agreement with Unearthed Solutions to encourage greater METS company involvement in early stage innovation activities focused on technological solutions.

Unearthed Solutions

Unearthed has set out a program to encourage greater METS company involvement in early stage innovation activities including a global technology competition (Shield-X Challenge), a METS Hackathon to address challenges set out by leading METS companies, the development of a Tech Talent Portal (for the resources ecosystem, including METS), and involvement in a METS Open Innovation Outreach initiative.

Project Funding

The total funding agreement with Unearthed is $630,500, with $305,500 from METS Ignited, $5000 of other government funding and $320,000 from industry. *These figures are subject to legal and commercial negotiations.

Partners

  • Caterpillar
  • BHP
  • Barrick
  • WesTrac
  • acQuire Technology Services
  • Boart Longyear
  • Rio Tinto
  • Mine Vision Solutions

Key Milestones

  • METS company participation in global Shield-X Challenge to deliver an industry-wide safety solution
  • Unearthed Hackathon focused on addressing METS company challenges and encouraging participation from all METS stakeholders (including industry, government and research)

Project Status

The partnership with Unearthed Solutions is ongoing, with continued development on the Tech Talent Portal and METS Open Innovation Outreach program.