Expressions of interest have opened for Queensland businesses to tap into a share of $1.1M available under the Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund.
Queensland METS companies have until 16 March 2020 to apply for funding of $50,000 to $250,000 to develop or undertake collaborative activities with other METS companies with complimentary capabilities.
The project funding announcement comes out of the collaborative partnership between METS Ignited and the Queensland Government to support the development of METS business capability and the acceleration of METS product and services commercialisation to the benefit of both the Queensland and national mining ecosystems.
METS Ignited CEO Adrian Beer said the project funding is intended to be a catalyst for collaboration and accelerates commercialisation opportunities for new technologies.
“Our partnership with Queensland Government has been instrumental in piloting clusters in digital and data analytics, automation and robotics, and tailings and mine affected water to facilitate collaborative opportunities for local Australian businesses to further strengthen our sector’s global competitiveness.
"Special consideration will be given to funding projects in these areas,” he said.