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Are you a small or medium business in the the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector?

Could you deliver net zero emission solutions relevant to Western Australia’s mining sector?

Apply now to participate in Innovate to Grow, a free, online learning program delivered by CSIRO in partnership with ed-tech company, Practera.

What is Innovate to Grow?

Innovate to Grow is an engaging virtual learning program helping small-medium enterprises (SMEs) develop actionable business insights and strategies for leveraging research and development (R&D) to meet specific business needs.

Participants will learn about the latest science and technologies under development in CSIRO and other research entities to tackle net zero emissions challenges in the mining and minerals sector.

SMEs will also be exposed to R&D and industry knowledge, innovation experts and mentors to help develop their own solutions.

How does it relate to the Challenge?

MRIWA is working with CSIRO to provide up to 25 places in the Innovate to Grow program.

This next round of Innovate to Grow is aimed at SMEs working on net zero emission mining solutions relevant to Western Australia. Participation in this program is focused on companies developing and delivering equipment, technology and services for the Western Australian mining sector.

Applications from businesses investigating the Challenge’s priority themes and related outcomes will be highly regarded:

  • Data Driven Decisions
  • Mining and Processing Technology
  • Energy Utilisation

What’s involved?

The next round of Innovate to Grow commences in July 2021.

The Program includes a half-day virtual workshop and 1-2 hours per week of self-paced learning over 10 weeks.

By the end of the program, participants will develop an actionable research funding proposal related to the MRIWA Net Zero Emission Mining Challenge.

To further support organisations participating in Innovate to Grow, on completion of the program MRIWA is offering eligible participants the opportunity to apply for grants between $20,000 to $50,000 each, to co-fund the research needed to develop their solutions.

A total of $500,000 is available for allocation, with these small-scale grants requiring matched funding and subject to a separate application and assessment process. Grant guidelines and application documents will be available shortly for download from this page.

Participants may also use the research proposals developed through the program to apply for other sources of funding.

Apply Now

Learn more about the program and submit your application at the CSIRO website.

For further information on the Net Zero Emission Mining Challenge contact the MRIWA Research Portfolio Managers.

Download the brochure

Page was last reviewed 8 June 2021

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