Unique opportunities for METS scale-ups and SMEs
RECEIVE $10,000 IN SPONSORSHIP
PARTICIPATE AT NO COST OR EQUITY
The only dedicated Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Accelerator in Asia Pacific.
From Product to Customer to Global Market.
Receive $10,000 in sponsorship, participate at no cost or equity to cover incidentals to participate in the program as well as mentorship and advisory services at no cost or equity while also getting access to major METS companies for direct customer insight and feedback.
There simply is no better value accelerator program for late-stage METS scale-ups & SMEs.
BRAND & CREDIBILITY
Program participants include METS Ignited, KPMG Australia, Queensland Government, blue chip METS & Mining companies, and industry-leading program mentors, giving immediate credibility and media attention to scale-ups.
BUSINESS ADVICE & MENTORSHIP
Participating scale-ups have the opportunity to learn from experienced advisers on areas such as company set-up, product development, market insight and investor pitching.
With client relationships across the Australian METS & Mining sector, we provide scale-ups with access to a range of potential customers interested in supporting innovative technologies, and new thinking to solve their company’s problems.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Our deep network of investors and METS & Mining companies, many of whom are interested in investing in cutting-edge technology and innovation.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
THE PROGRAM SUPPORTS METS SCALE-UPS AND SMEs WITH:
A technologically advanced product or service solution to the METS & resources sector or to industries classified as supporting the METS & resources sector, that is distinctive and has a realistic prospect of becoming commercially successful i.e. a prototype can be demonstrated, the product or service solution may have been tested and qualified and ready for implementation or is already proven
A founding core team in place (of at least two or more full-time staff); and
Willingness and ability to work from the KPMG Brisbane offices for one day per week during the 12 week program.
As this is a national pilot based in Queensland, priority will be given to applicants who:
are based in Queensland; or
are working on the relevant product or service with a Queensland based partner; and/or
can demonstrate that the commercialisation of the product or service has the potential to provide substantive benefit to the energy and resource industry in Queensland
In the absence of customers, seed funding or development spend to date of at least AUD 200,000 with demonstrable evidence of customer validation of the value proposition for your product/service;
DIGITAL, DATA AND INSIGHTS – Internet of Things, advanced analytics, machine learning
SENSORS AND SOURCES – Resource knowledge, non-intrusive sensors, imaging
ENERGY – Emissions management, energy efficiency, generation & storage
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT – Geo-spatial mapping, exploration & development, Construction efficiencies
SAFETY – People & process safety, analytics, remote / minimum manning
SOCIAL LICENCE TO OPERATE - Gaining & maintaining social license, Community and stakeholder engagement / measurement
WATER MANAGEMENT – Water reduction / efficiency, waste water management
VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY – Virtual environments, digital blueprinting
MATERIALS SCIENCE – 3D printing, recycling, wear & corrosion reduction
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT – new methods for remediation and rehabilitation of mined land
PEOPLE & CAPABILITY – Skills management, onboarding, health and wellbeing, collaboration
HIGHER YIELDS – Such as increased metal recovery from ores
EXTENDING THE PRODUCTIVE LIFE OF MINES – Such as by enabling the extraction of deposits that are deeper
SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS – For example, from simplified processes, earlier detection of hazards or innovations in people and process safety equipment
ENHANCED EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY – New ways of engaging and communicating with the workforce including translating innovative ideas into operational improvements
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE FROM RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS – To implement new or improved processes and products
FROM PRODUCT TO CUSTOMER
TO GLOBAL MARKET
EXECUTION IS EVERYTHING, SO LET'S GET THE BALL ROLLING
Applications open 30 May 2017
REVIEW AND DECISION
The review process includes a phone interview and, if successful, a second interview and review by a selection committee. We usually notify you of our decision within just a few weeks.
After an organisation is selected to participate, we will contact you with next steps.
ACCESS TO CUSTOMERS
During the program, we will set up regular meetings with METS & resources companies to give you the opportunity to demo your technology and gain customer insight and feedback.
The program concludes with scale-ups pitching to METS & resources sector companies and potential investors, as well as a graduation event.