METS Ignited is part of the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
METS Ignited works with Australian suppliers to the mining industry, global miners, research organisations and capital providers to improve the global competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector.
Our five areas of strategic focus to help strengthen the global competitiveness of the Australian METS sector are:
Digital automation technologies in the mining industry continue to present a tremendous opportunity for Australia, their adoption has the potential to add $74 billion in value to the national economy by 2030 and create more than 80,000 new jobs.
Australian METS companies are better-placed to realise these opportunities than competitors in other markets globally, thanks to Australia’s bounty of natural resources, the sector’s world-class capabilities and skills, and the leading global position of the Australian METS and mining industries. Australia is well placed to lead the widespread adoption of Industry 4.0 technology and the real and immediate opportunity automation is providing to the Mining industry.
One of the ways in which METS Ignited is enabling Australian METS companies to embrace the development of new innovative digital technologies is to administer collaborative project funds whereby participants (industry, METS companies and research organisations) work together to deliver outcomes for the mining industry. It also provides ways for technology providers to connect and combine their individual solutions into merged offerings that solve industry challenges and are more commercially viable. METS Ignited provides the framework to achieve that outcome.