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Growth Centre funding announcement


METS Ignited is pleased to announce the re-funding of the Industry Growth Centres for another two years.

METS Ignited is the Industry Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services sector, working with Australian suppliers to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the sector.

The announcement was made by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews at the Industry Growth Centre Showcase at Parliament House, Canberra on Tuesday 4 December 2018.

In opening the Showcase, Minister Andrews said the $60m would be invested into the six Growth Centres, all of which had made incredible progress since their establishment in 2015.

"They've committed over $46 million to more than 100 collaborative projects - having leveraged over $63.2 million from industry and research partners, together these projects are worth more than $109 million," she said.

"In addition, the Growth Centres have helped over 150 Australian businesses secure contracts and grow export sales and...connected many hundreds more to potential markets and supply chains, here and overseas.

"Because of this success, today, I am pleased to announce the Liberal-National Government is extending the funding to all six Growth Centres for a further two years so this transformation work can continue."

Read Minister Andrews' speech

METS Ignited showcase

METS Ignited was proud to showcase three of our outstanding Australian METS companies at the Industry Growth Centre Showcase. The three organisations were:

  • Emapper
  • Quick Safety
  • Matrix Materials

Emapper was one of the recipients of the METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds while Matrix Materials was one of three organisations chosen to participate in the METStech Passport exchange program in Chile. Quick Safety CEO and Founder Kurt Alexander is a graduate of the 2017 Igniting METS accelerator.

METS Ignited was joined by fellow Industry Growth Centres NERA, FIAL, AMGC, MTP Connect and Aust Cyber.