BHP Xplor, a six-month accelerator program in the pursuit of unlocking critical minerals, has started a global search for its 2024 cohort of early-stage explorers and startups.
The program is designed to provide selected participants with the opportunity to accelerate their exploration concepts through funding, mentorship and coaching. Selected companies will receive up to US$500,000 cash payment from BHP, together with access to a network of internal and external experts to help guide development across technical, business and operational aspects.
For BHP, the program offers the opportunity to broaden its access to a diverse set of exploration prospects globally, including new geographies and geologic concepts to help drive the pipeline of new opportunities and shape its future growth portfolio.
“Through BHP Xplor, we’re effectively transforming set models by testing opportunities at an accelerated pace, implementing new ways of thinking, and creating innovative concepts to address some of today’s biggest challenges facing early-stage minerals exploration,” said BHP Chief Technical Officer Laura Tyler.
BHP Xplor is accepting applications, found here, through October 11.