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13 Jun 2019

First MackHack a big success for future METS opportunities

Over 30 local innovators, problem solvers and disruptors kicked of an intense weekend of mentoring and concept development for a mixture of their own ideas and also industry challenges presented by local mining houses.

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07 Jun 2019

Mining and energy SMEs graduate from national RISE accelerator program

The events mark the successful culmination of the 12-week intensive RISE initiative, an industry collaboration between METS Ignited and NERA Industry Growth Centres, with funding and support from Queensland and Western Australian Governments and delivery partner KPMG.

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22 May 2019

Central Queensland Accelerator program applications now open

MACKHACK will provide pitching and mentoring support to Bowen Basin mining solution owners

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14 May 2019

METS showcase at Austmine 2019

METS Ignited addresses key trends and celebrates successful METS businesses at Austmine 2019

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04 Mar 2019

Innovative companies rise to the challenge

An intensive 12-week accelerator program to support companies with proven solutions for the mining and energy sectors starts this week in Brisbane and Perth.

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13 Feb 2019

Accelerating Toowoomba's startup success

A new program designed to drive the commercial acceleration of mining equipment, technology and services businesses, scale-ups and start-ups in regional Queensland has been launched in Toowoomba.

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06 Feb 2019

Accelerator program to help central Queensland mining businesses

Central Queensland businesses with an innovative solution that could service the mining industry will have the chance to commercialise their ideas thanks to a new Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Accelerator Program in Rockhampton.

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03 Dec 2018

All RISE for new mining and energy resources scale-up program

Businesses eager to innovate the mining and energy sectors will be put in the fast lane with the launch of a new late-stage accelerator program.

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28 Nov 2018

METS sector set to RISE with new scale-up program

Mining and energy resources set to RISE with new WA and QLD scale-up program

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23 Nov 2018

Innovative regional showcase

Innovative METS sector solutions from regional Queensland accelerated through Regional Showcase

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10 Oct 2018

New Regional Pre-Accelerator Program for Queensland

Regional Queensland businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs with an innovative METS product or service are encouraged to be part of an exciting Regional Pre-Accelerator Program during October and November.

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29 Aug 2018

Chile exchange winners announced

Three Australian mining supply companies will gain unprecedented exposure to Chile's resources sector following their success in the innovative METStech Passport. The METStech Passport is the first of its kind between Australia and Chile, sending Australian scale-ups to Chile -- and corresponding Chilean scale-ups to Australia -- for a two-week immersion in the country's mining innovation ecosystem. METS Ignited CEO Ric Gros said the METStech Passport is a ticket to new opportunities in the LATAM region for Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies.

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17 May 2018

National youth survey results

Australian mining sector must work harder to promote industry careers

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11 May 2018

Federal budget delivers positive outcomes for METS sector

METS Ignited has welcomed the announcement of a range initiatives that will benefit Australia's $86b METS sector.

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27 Apr 2018

New LATAM opportunity for METS

METS Ignited in partnership with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and Fundacion Chile's Open Innovation program, Expande, officially opened METStech Passport Program at the EXPOMIN exhibition and congress in Chile earlier today.

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29 Jan 2018

International focus will strengthen Australian METS export growth

METS Ignited will be moving Australia closer to its position as a global METS and mining hub with its debut engagement at two of the mining industry's pre-eminent international conferences.

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30 Nov 2017

METS and mining collaboration helps to grow the sector

METS Ignited is recognising a growing number of collaborations across the mining ecosystem which are helping to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector. Watch the video to learn more about the collaboration between Commit Works and Anglo American to deliver Visual Ops.

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14 Nov 2017

Anglo American and Commit Works win METS Award

A collaborative project that is transforming underground mining operations has won the 2017 METS Ignited Collaboration Award.

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09 Nov 2017

METStech Passport launch

The METStech Passport will link mining innovation ecosystems between Australia and Chile.

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20 Oct 2017

Cluster muster in Mackay

METS Ignited hosted world clustering authority Ifor Ffowcs-Williams in Mackay this week, as part of the Bowen Basin clustering initiative.

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29 Aug 2017

Igniting METS accelerator kick-off

Six of eight late-stage startups and small-to-medium enterprises selected for the Igniting METS Accelerator hail from regional Queensland, with companies from Ipswich, Mackay, Toowoomba, Rockhampton and the Whitsundays looking to accelerate their development, win contracts and grow their businesses.

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04 Aug 2017

Industry and researchers focus on supporting the mining sector

Brisbane could build on its existing strength and expertise in innovation and technology to become a 'Silicone Valley' of the mining supply sector.

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01 Aug 2017 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

METS Ignited and ATN Round Table

Some of Australia's top universities and leaders from the nation's $86 billion mining supply sector have met to discuss ways to better support Australia's mining sector and drive innovation. METS Ignited hosted a round table symposium at QUT Gardens Point Campus in Brisbane in partnership with the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) on Friday, 28 July 2017. In an Australian first, METS Ignited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ATN at the event that takes a national approach to fostering collaboration between the METS sector and universities.

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