In 2015, we ran 5 Hackathon events around Australia. Software developers, designers, and industry insiders came together to develop prototype solutions for resources sector problems. Participants worked on proprietary industry data as well as data from our government partners.
Online competitions are industry sponsored challenges open to developers from around the world. Industry data is hosted through our website and participants compete to create the optimal solution over a number of iterations. Competitors receive feedback throughout the process allowing them to refine their algorithms.
The Unearthed accelerator is a focussed 6-month long program that will help form new startup companies and connect them to industry mentors and customers. Participating companies will each receive a substantial seed investment to help them bring innovative new products to the resources sector.
Applications opening soon. Learn more.
As the resources sector in WA increases overall production, innovation will be critical to improving efficiency and productivity to compete globally, and also to meet environmental and social responsibilities.
I congratulate Unearthed on its efforts to create opportunities for Australian entrepreneurs and look forward to seeing more innovative technologies developed in Western Australia.The Hon. Colin Barnett, MEc MLA, Premier of Western Australia
“We recognise that people with no mining or resources experience can bring valuable insights to solving challenges the industry faces. We’re excited to partner with Unearthed to tap into Western Australia’s innovation community in pursuit of more efficient, effective and safer ways to work.”
Graham Reynolds, BHP Billiton Head of Technology WA Iron Ore