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Melinda Hodkiewicz – Towards a Siri for Maintenance

We would like to extend our congratulations to one of MRIWA’s Theme Committee members, Professor Melinda Hodkiewicz, on her acceptance to the Alan Turing Institute to work on the “Towards a Siri for Maintenance” project in London.

Read more here.

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WA Government commits $6 million to the Bid for the NEI CRC

The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade and the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA Minister for Mines and Petroleum have announced that the Western Australian Government has committed $5.5 million to the Bid for the NEI CRC.

Premier McGowan said: “The State Government will continue to support the development of renewable energy technologies, and the $5.5 million in provisional funds will be made available to the MRIWA if it is successful in the bid to establish a New Energy Industry Cooperative Research Centre in WA.”

Hon Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Science and Innovation, has approved State Government support of $100,000 per annum for five years, to strengthen the bid.

Read the full media release here.

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CRC NEI Chair-designate announcement

MRIWA welcomes the appointment of Mr Tim Shanahan as the Chair-designate for the New Energy Industry CRC.

Tim brings a wealth of experience to this crucial role to preparing a competitive Bid for the new CRC.

The vision for the CRC is that it will position Australia as a globally strategic provider for the New Energy Industry value chain, and transform the energy sector by leveraging our new energy material resources and internationally recognised research capability.

For further details please click here.

MRIWA is pleased to be a foundation member of the steering committee developing the Stage 1 Bid for the CRC.

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New $215 million Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre approved by the Federal Government

Australia’s mining industry has received a much-needed boost with the establishment of a $215 million research organisation aimed at developing technologies to increase the discovery of new mineral deposits.

The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan have announced that the MinEx Cooperative Research Centre (MinEx CRC) was successful in securing $50 million in Federal Government funding as part of the 19th CRC Program selection round.

The new CRC organisation has strong industry and research backing, with 34 companies committing $165 million (cash and in-kind) to the CRC over the next 10 years.

MinEx CRC will create new opportunities for mineral discovery by delivering industry-led, outcome focussed research in three areas;

  • More productive, safer and environmentally friendly methods to discover and drill out deposits, including novel Coiled Tubing drilling technology.
  • New technologies for collecting data while drilling.
  • Acquiring previously unobtainable data on prospective rocks under deep, barren cover.

MRIWA congratulates the Bid team for their success in securing the new MinEx CRC.

Read more from the Minister here: https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2018/03/Mineral-Exploration-CRC-receives-Federal-funding.aspx

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MRIWA and the New Energy Industry CRC

MRIWA is proud to be a partner in the bid deveopment of the Cooperative Research Centre For New Energy Industry (CRC NEI).

Vision: To position Australia as a globally strategic provider for the New Energy Industry value chain, and transform the energy sector by leveraging our new energy material resources and internationally recognised research capability.

Mission: To create value through industry-led research that builds Australian capacity along the New Energy Industry value chain, driving global demand for Australian products, services and solutions globally.

Read the full prospectus here.