Fourth Round of Project Funds Applications Open

Announcing the fourth round of METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds for METS solutions focused on the application of Analytics, Automation & Robotics to mining operations.

The application process for the fourth round of the METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds opens today, with $4M in project funding available to help demonstrate the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of the Australian METS sector.

In order to maintain Australia’s global competitive advantage in the mining industry, METS Ignited is inviting METS companies to collaborate to deliver projects harnessing new and disruptive technologies with maximum impact to industry.

METS Ignited Acting CEO Ian Dover said METS Ignited recognises the Australian METS sector as a leading technology, innovation and implementation force globally with a national imperative to adopt transformative technologies and to stay ahead of the game.

“Australian METS companies have a long history of supplying reliable and innovative solutions to the mining sector.

"This round of funding is focused on accelerating the adoption of analytics, automation and robotics into Australian METS and Mining with the objective of making a significant contribution to the economy and creating more jobs in our domestic mining supply chains.

“The time is now, for Australia to get ahead of the curve and make the most of our home grown advantage,” he said.

Round four of the Project Funds invites METS companies to collaborate with a minimum of two other METS companies and an end-user, to deliver projects with real commercialisation potential.

Applications close Friday 27 September 2019.

Read more about the METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds and download the short form proposal and application guidelines.

Contact General Manager – Industry Engagement – Peter Clarke with inquiries