Media Releases

16 Sep 2019

New technologies to accelerate resources industry

We can lead the way: Australia's $74 billion new technology opportunity in mining and oil and gas services

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13 Sep 2019

MOU with Canadian Centre for Mining Innovation

An MOU between METS Ignited Australia and Canada's Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation will be a mechanism for Australian made solutions to enter the Canadian and global mining ecosystems.

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07 Aug 2019


Australian METS company Mainetec has developed an innovative latching system that has gained traction in international markets, earning them the Chasing Foreign Markets Award at the Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards in Mackay, sponsored by METS Ignited.

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23 Jul 2019

Field Robotics Cluster Muster

METS Ignited and industry leaders from Queensland's Automation and Robotics community have met to progress a Field Robotics Cluster based out of Brisbane.

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23 Jul 2019

Field Robotics Cluster Muster

METS Ignited and industry leaders from Queensland's Automation and Robotics community have met to progress a Field Robotics Cluster, including guest speakers from BHP, Artemis IRS, Universal Field Robots, Unearthed Solutions, the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision and host Andrew Scott from Global Mining Guidelines Group.

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22 Jul 2019

METS Ignited announces Adrian Beer as new CEO

METS Ignited today announces the appointment of Adrian Beer as its new CEO, solidifying the organisation's focus on delivering outcomes for the sector and responding to the opportunities presented by Industry 4.0.

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15 Jul 2019

$4m in project funding available to METS companies

Industry Growth Centre METS Ignited will back collaborative projects in analytics, automation and robotics.

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04 Jul 2019


Magotteaux: Commercialisation of pulp chemistry monitor for the mining industry

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01 Jul 2019

Project Funds Round 4

The METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds are intended to drive collaboration between Australian METS companies, global suppliers, mine operators, research organisations and capital providers to support the improved productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of the Australian METS sector.

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19 Jun 2019

Have your say: Cybersecurity for METS and Mining companies

The METS and Mining ecosystem is invited to participate in this year's State of Play survey into innovation and cybersecurity for the global mining industry.

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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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27 May 2019

Australia's latest battery electric utility vehicle hits the track

New technology launched with support from Industry Growth Centre

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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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19 Mar 2019

Newcrest Crowd

Newcrest Mining has collaborated with Unearthed Solutions to meet the increased demand for technological, digital capabilities and skills to help identify, develop and implement new solutions for multi-million dollar operational challenges in the mining and resources sector.

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12 Mar 2019

​Bowen Basin Cluster Program

Watch this video to find out how METS companies are working in small consortia to help accelerate the commercialisation of innovation on site locally and developing a pathway to take this innovation to international markets.

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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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12 Feb 2019 / METS

Expand your business

Expand your industry connections, boost your business capabilities and grow your commercialisation opportunities as part of a regional accelerator program. Applications are now open for pilot accelerator programs in Rockhampton and Toowoomba, supporting SMEs, scale-ups and start-ups to prepare to take their products and services to the global marketplace.

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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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