NOW OPEN: Your Opportunity to Apply For the METS Ignited $6m Collaborative Project Fund To Support Work in Robotics and Automation
METS companies are invited to apply for the $6m METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds.
The third round of the funds offers matched funding to METS SMEs, mining companies and researchers working on an innovative project that will be of benefit to the sector.
A new focus on eligibility
To be eligible, projects must be collaborative and industry-led with clear commercialisation applications that address one or more of the following:
- Industry Knowledge Priorities (IKP) in the Sector Competitiveness Plan, including IKPs 1-3 that focus on strengthening METS company's business capabilities to make them globally competitive
- Key mining challenges
- Establishment of METS Living Lab nodes/sandpits as part of an industry wide Living Lab network
- Blue sky opportunities where solutions do not currently exist. Developing a solution will bring very significant and long lasting benefits to mining companies and to the Australian METS sector.
- Other industry-led projects that can demonstrate they will deliver a sustainable advantage to the METS sector.
Unlike previous rounds, this one will have a particular focus on robotics and automation.
However, all applications will be treated on their merits and assessed against the selection criteria. All projects that have global impact and will deliver substantial benefits to the METS sector will be considered.
Are you interested?
A series of information sessions are being held across Australia to help organisations apply for the funding.
They began in the north of Queensland today with Townsville businesses meeting to discuss new opportunities.
Register here to attend a session near you.