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is an innovation program
is an accelerator program
Connect with a select group of scale-ups ready to engage companies with proven solutions
Develop practical capabilities in innovation and scale-up engagement through a series of innovation master classes
Engage your people as scale-up mentors and contacts
Strengthen engagement with the local scale-up ecosystem
for corporates in the Mining and Energy Resources sectors
Find innovative solutions to priority operational challenges
Get “pitch ready” for exposure to corporates and investors in the Mining and Energy Resources sectors
Challenge your value proposition, business model and go-to-market strategy through deep-dive workshops, mentoring and engagement with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts
3 month intensive program for innovative scale-ups with proven solutions for the Mining and Energy Resources sectors
for scale-ups with solutions in the Mining and Energy Resources sectors
Mentors & Advisors
KPMG partners and specialists from across our management consulting, deal advisory, R&D tax and private enterprise practices will be joined by leading industry mentors and experts, each dedicating their time and expertise to assist our selected scale-ups and SMEs in taking their businesses to the next stage of growth.
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.
Ability to demonstrate that the commercialisation of the product or service has the potential to provide substantive benefit to the Australian Mining and Energy Resources sectors.
Willingness and ability to work from the KPMG Brisbane or Perth offices for one day per week during the 12 week program.
A founding core team in place (of at least two or more full-time staff).
A technologically advanced product or service solution to the Mining and Energy Resources sectors or to industries classified as supporting the Mining and Energy Resources sectors, 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.
The program concludes with participants pitching to companies and potential investors in the Mining and Energy Resources sectors, as well as a graduation event.
During the program, we will set up regular meetings with companies in the Mining and Energy Resources sectors to give you the opportunity to demo your technology and gain customer insight and feedback.
After an organisation is selected to participate, we will contact you with next steps.
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.
The program concludes with participants pitching to Mining and Oil & Gas sector companies and potential investors, as well as a graduation event.
During the program, we will set up regular meetings with Mining and Oil & Gas companies to give you the opportunity to demo your technology and gain customer insight and feedback.
Chironix is a robotics, machine learning and technology SME business. Chironix has expertise in data science, software engineering, robotics and operations. Chironix utilises a multi-disciplinary approach to provide business solutions from the intersection of humans, robots and data. Chironix identifies business challenges and facilitates a unified, holistic solution between humans and robots. Their extensive enterprise network in defence, aerospace, medical and government across Australia, the U.S. and Asia is leveraged through technology solutions in machine learning and cloud computing.
DIGATEX provides clients with market leading artificial intelligence (AI) tools, using machine learning, to help transform existing engineering data and documents into intelligent digital information. This pragmatic and affordable service provides a critical foundation stone for building and managing digital assets, complete digital replicas of physical assets. Intelligent digital replicas provide immediate positive impact on the bottom line by improving decision making, enhancing safety, enabling more automation and driving business transformation.
Tan Ninety have developed an paperless platform for the mining and resource industry which facilitates efficient communication and collaboration between front-line personnel and management. The software also allows for automatic data collection to generate insights and predictions to inform decision-making.
Global Tenements provides a web-based platform that helps mine operators ensure their assets are compliant with all relevant requirements to ensure their mining tenements are comprehensively protected.
Gecko have developed a Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) for small and midcap mines that works out-of-the-box without needing any other fixed infrastructure. Through designing RTUs that are self-sufficient, scalable and readily-deployable, Gecko have created a remote monitoring and automation solution that is affordable and accessible to all.
Innovative Blasting Technologies is an advanced technology company which has developed a revolutionary in-hole tool to survey blast holes in mining. Their flagship product, the Drill Hole Tracer, is capable of surveying blast holes five times faster than existing methods (MEMS Gyroscopes), with greater accuracy and at a significantly lower cost than competitors.
OrwayIQ have developed MillROC (Milling Remote Optimisation Consulting) that analyses operational data in a holistic manner via a cloud-based server to identify trends and hidden relationships. This information is visualised, modelled, ad compared to a KPI dashboard to allow for continuous reporting of circuit efficiency.
Beruseal have designed a Quickseal Clamp system that allows for the on-line repair of leaks with pre-manufactured sealing enclosures to prevent equipment downtime. Carbontech Composite systems have developed Revowrap, a repair solution that uses epoxy resin and carbon fibre. The product restores pipeline systems to their original design parameters in situ, and allows for the system to return to its maximum operating pressure without plant shutdown.
A60N have developed a patented subsea Deposit Management System (DMS) which prevents calcareous, sedimentary and marine growth deposits from forming on oil and gas equipment interfaces. The solution allows for the most efficient management of subsea assets by ensuring equipment is changed out as planned, saving unexpected vessel use and equipment delays.
Connec designs and manufactures High Voltage (HV) power connectors made from polymer. These connectors are non-conductive and are between 25 50% lighter than the existing metal products on the market. Operators are able to achieve up to a 50% increase in operational efficiency through the quick and safe installation of these innovative HVconnectors.
Conveyor Innovations International have designed an intelligent idler roller that automatically detects conveyer failures through their integrated iMonitor microelectronic device. The device records temperature, vibration and operational hours of conveyer systems to prevent failures and unscheduled shutdowns, minimise labour costs and reduce waste on site.
Magman provides a software solution which enables mine operators and contractors to accurately track the movement of explosives stock in and out of their magazines, eliminating the requirement for time consuming and ineffective paper based systems. This cloud-based solution provides a more efficient and transparent process for managing explosive stock movements and stocktakes, increasing the level of auditability to allow compliance with increasingly rigorous regulatory requirements.
Modulr Tech is a software company specialising in building data-centric pilot software projects for businesses in the natural resources industry. Their unique development service model allows companies to quickly explore and test high-value software project ideas with minimal risks and upfront costs.
Kelly’s Australia provides an innovative solution to the removal of rubber coatings from infrastructure in-situ through the provision of their ultra-high pressure water jetting. This service achieves cost savings for clients by preventing equipment outages and production downtime.
The AirConnect Assist Intelligence is a predictive maintenance platform for air-conditioning units that alerts the owner of an approaching failure. The system utilises machine learning to analyse operational data for faults and generates an appropriate work order by identifying the technical skill-set required to fix the problem.
TEAM Group have developed a wireless monitoring solution that continuously assesses the condition of roller-screen beds in Coal Handling and Preparation Plants. The solution allows for the efficient planning of outages rather than reacting to unexpected stoppages, and is able to predict certain failures up to three weeks in advance.
Compella Compression have developed a coal seam gas compressor to minimise hole-wellhead pressure in order to accelerate gas production without the release of oil into the system. This compressor is designed to meet the specifications of the Coal Seam Gas industry in Queensland, which no product on the market currently does.