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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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29 May 2017 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

New project funding round opens

METS Ignited has opened a new round of funding to support, encourage and fund sector-wide collaboration

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29 May 2017

CSIRO releases METS Roadmap

CSIRO has released a technology roadmap to underpin growth in Australia's METS sector

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05 May 2017

First round of Project Funds allocated

Five organisations have been allocated funding under the first round of the METS Ignited Project Fund

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03 May 2017

METS sector to benefit from new MOU

METS Ignited and AMIRA International recently signed an Memorandum of Understanding.

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03 May 2017

Test facilities database moves step closer

METS Ignited is encouraging those with a test site, sandpit or faciliting for inclusion in a national database to register by 12 May 2017.

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10 Apr 2017

Competition opens for country's best technology companies

Australian Technologies Competition opens nationally...

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24 Mar 2017

KPMG to operate METS accelerator

KPMG has been selected to operate a METS-focused accelerator pilot program.

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21 Mar 2017 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

Australian business welcomes innovation leader

Hundreds of members of Australia's METS, mining, research and government sectors took part in a national thought leadership seminar series on industrial innovation.

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15 Nov 2016

Austmine delighted to welcome METS Ignited as an Industry Leader

METS Ignited becomes an Austmine Industry Leader

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11 Nov 2016 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

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

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09 Nov 2016

A national plan for a globally competitive Australian METS sector

10 Year Sector Competitiveness Plan launched at IMARC

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02 Nov 2016 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

Finalists named for 2016 METS Ignited Collaboration Award

Core Resources-Glencore Technology and Thiess-Haynes Group-Auxilium Systems named as finalists for the 2016 METS Ignited Collaboration Award.

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04 May 2016 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

Austmine-METS Ignited agreement to strengthen METS sector

The Australian METS sector has been strengthened by the signing of a collaboration agreement between by METS Ignited and Austmine to improve the competitiveness of Australian METS.

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18 Mar 2016 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

Collaboration is a key area of focus for METS Ignited

Five key areas of strategic focus for METS Ignited have been endorsed by our industry-led board.

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02 Feb 2016 / METS / Miners

METS Ignited sponsors Austmine's Innovation Mentoring Program

METS Ignited is proud sponsor of the only innovation mentoring program dedicated exclusively to METS sector.

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22 Jan 2016 / METS / Miners / Researchers

METS Ignited-CRC ORE sign collaboration agreement

METS Ignited and CRC ORE are working together to improve commercialisation and collaboration outcomes for Australian METS companies.

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07 Dec 2015

Innovation Statement a boon to home grown innovation

Innovation Statement supports the transition of the METS sectors from the mining industry to a broad-based, highly innovative sector.

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10 Nov 2015 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

METS Growth Centre launches CSIRO's "Unlocking Australia's Resource Potential"

METS sector to drive innovation and aligned to innovation statement.

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28 Oct 2015 / Investors / METS / Miners / Researchers

METS Growth Centre launched in Brisbane

Innovation Minister and Chair of METS Ignited launch new Industry Growth Centre for METS.

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