Western Australia program backs METS innovation

Western Australia Mines and Petroleum Minister David Michael has launched an innovative funding program to help local Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) companies develop and commercialise new technologies.

“The METS sector plays an important part in the mining innovation lifecycle. These companies can translate new knowledge created through research into the required solutions which can be readily adopted by the mining industry,” said Michael.

Led by the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), the A$3 million program features a specific grant scheme with matched-funding of up to $250,000 for eligible companies, as well as project facilitation assistance for collaborative projects.

The METS Innovation Program will support the development of new technologies in MRIWA’s strategic focus areas, such as low-emissions technologies, precision and low-impact mining, critical minerals, and the alternative use of tailings and waste.

More information on how to apply and to register can be found here.

Source: Government of Western Australia