Listed companies back 'accelerators'

Blue chip mineral sands miner Iluka Resources and small biotech Sun Biomedical are as different as chalk and cheese; but what they share, apart from a Perth base, is a willingness to invest in Western Australia’s emerging technology ‘accelerator’ programs.

Gekko founder to chair mining centre

Gekko Systems co-founder Elizabeth Lewis-Gray has been appointed chair of a new 'mining growth centre', which is part of a $189 million federal government initiative designed to encourage commercially-focused research and development activity.

Startup funds unearthed

Perth's maturing startup community will soon have its first resources sector focused technology incubator, offering participants seed funding of $70,000.

Global demand for innovative METS

Difficult to define but becoming impossible to ignore, the Australian METS sector – made up of mining equipment, technology and services companies – has emerged from the mining boom as a leader in tec