We believe in the power of entrepreneurship

to transform individuals and communities, to create economic opportunities, and to address global challenges.

Innovators Industry

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Since 2014 we have run over 15 resource focused hackathons around the world. Entrepreneurs and innovators come together to work on propriety industry data to develop prototype solutions for resources sector problems.

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Online Competitions

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.

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Technology Accelerator

The Unearthed accelerator is a focused 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.

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Hackathon Program

Unearthed held events in three continents in 2016, connecting with a record number of innovators and entrepreneurs. Industry Partners included BHP Billiton, Woodside, Caterpillar, Newcrest, CMOC-Northparkes Mines, South32, Iluka Resources and De Beers. Local government support was received from the WA Department of State Development, South Australian Government and the NSW Department of Industry via METS NSW and its Knowledge Hubs. The international program set out by Unearthed provided a platform for which the global resources sector could interact with local entrepreneurs and innovators. It is via this platform that Unearthed continues to create opportunities for both the resources sector and the technology innovation community of startups, entrepreneurs and much more.

Industry Participation

Our industry partners will have a chance to engage with top technical talent from around the world, see multiple prototype solutions to their challenges, and anticipate disruption from new technologies. Industry participation is built into every aspect of the Unearthed program.
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Our Partners

“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