The Queensland Government is working with METS Ignited to give regional METS (mining equipment technology and services) businesses the chance to showcase their early-stage products or services.
From October to November, participants can take part in the Regional Pre-Accelerator Program where they test and build offerings that are still in their early sales or testing phase.
One of the products that has been submitted is East West Lighting’s LINK N LIGHT, an industrial LED lighting system that requires no installation by an electrical personnel. This owes to the extra low DC voltage output to the LED strip lights and a plug and play flexible cabling.
Participating group Resource Industry Network said LINK N LIGHT was gaining traction with underground miners.
Other participating regions and industry groups are Rockhampton (Capricorn Enterprise), Gladstone (Gladstone Engineering Alliance), Toowoomba (Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise) and Emerald (Central Highlands Development Corporation). The groups will host their own pre-accelerator programs – each limited to 10 businesses – in their regions prior to the showcase.
The regional showcase will be held in conjunction with the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) State of the Sector forum on November 21, and attended by several mining houses.
Successful participants will also receive intensive workshops delivered by KPMG, which are focused on understanding customer value, value proposition and problem-solution fit.
QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said, “QRC is excited to add this showcase from our regions at the QRC lunch and State of the Sector forum.
“It’s a great opportunity for these innovative regional businesses to talk to a cross section of the entire resource industry.”