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Austmine Innovation Mentoring Program - Applications Now Open!

Austmine is delighted to announce that in 2017 we will be running the third Innovation Mentoring in METS Program. This program is unique, being the only mentoring program for individuals dedicated exclusively to the METS sector. This third round of the program is once again supported and sponsored by METS Ignited. We are also supported by FB Rice and Creative Plantation, who donate an hour of their time to work with our mentees on specialist areas of innovation.

Innovation is critical to the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry and will secure the sustainable future of mining. There is a need to foster individuals who truly embrace and champion innovation. In response to this need, Austmine has developed the Austmine Innovation Mentoring Program.

The program is designed to shape the numerous skills required for innovators to succeed in today’s fluid market environment. The mentoring sessions will guide participants’ general understanding of innovation, including ideation, strategy, commercialisation and implementation. Personal development, career enhancement and skills growth are the major goals of the program for participants and also for our mentors.

The program is now open for mentees to apply. Email Megan if you would like to receive the application form. It costs $1000+GST per mentee. We have already confirmed the following mentors to participate:

  • Sam Riggall, Chairman, Clean TeQ
  • Vanessa Guthrie, Chair, Minerals Council Australia
  • Darren Hadfield, Information Systems Manager, PanAust
  • Ric Gros, CEO, METS Ignited
  • Dallas Wilkinson, VP and GM Australia Asia, Minova
  • Evert Lessing, Director Engineering & Product Development, Weir Minerals
  • Peter Seligman, Managing Director, SRO Technology
  • Andrew Curtis, General Manager - Australia, SNC-Lavalin
  • Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio, Principal Technology Business Partner, BHP Billiton

Applications close Wednesday 5th April. Only Austmine members are eligible to participate in the Austmine Innovation Mentoring Program. 

Why sign up to take part in the program?

Allan Stabile, Product Manager - Minerals at Thermo Fisher Scientific participated in the inaugural round of the program and said: “I chose to take part in Austmine’s inaugural Innovation Mentoring Program as part of my personal and professional development in the mining and mineral processing industry. I am passionate about innovation, but wanted to work on some of my supporting skillsets, such as selling the innovation internally, devising strategy and planning to support innovations and having a customer focus in my innovation. My experience with my mentor has been fantastic! The program has helped me grow and develop within my role and within my wider company, opening up opportunities that would not have occurred otherwise. I am very happy to have been a part of this exciting new program and would urge other young innovators in the industry to get involved!”

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