Turn your business idea for the mining industry into a reality

Published on 21 July 2021

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The Central Queensland region is brimming with business boosts right now, and the Rockhampton Regional Council’s SmartHub is teaming up with major players in the mining industry to ensure local talent is best placed to take advantage of the opportunities on offer.

The CQ Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Accelerator Program will offer local small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) the chance to commercialise their innovative business solutions for the mining sector, thanks to the Queensland Government, Rockhampton Regional Council and METS Ignited.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said the program is warmly welcomed given the mining industry’s consistent presence in our region.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our local start-ups to get the support and guidance they need to take their product to the next level and revolutionise the mining industry,” Mayor Williams said.

“Additionally, participants can benefit from unique access to expert knowledge and advice from industry representatives.

“SmartHub Rockhampton is thrilled to be hosting this program, delivered through a series of face-to-face and online workshops by experienced mining executive Marcus Lang.

“We can’t wait to see local businesses tap into new opportunities and secure future work as a result of this program.”

To be eligible, applicants should:

  • be registered companies that operate and employ in the Rockhampton/CQ Region (or are about to)
  • supply into the mining, energy and resources sectors in Queensland, or have substantive plans to do so
  • have an innovative cost-saving or production-efficient service or product to introduce to the mining sector
  • be available to participate in the entire program

Applications are now open and close Tuesday 27 July, with the program operating between August and October 2021.

Application forms to participate in this unique opportunity can be accessed via www.rrc.qld.gov.au/SmartHub 

This regional accelerator program is delivered by METS Ignited with funding support from the Queensland Government as part of its Queensland Mining Equipment, Technology and Services 10 Year Roadmap and Action Plan.

For more information contact the SmartHub on 4936 8444 or email smarthub@rrc.qld.gov.au