We believe in the power of entrepreneurship

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

Innovators Industry


Unearthed hackathons connect an international community of talented innovators to some of the most exciting challenges faced by industry. Entrepreneurs and innovators come together to work on propriety industry data to develop prototype solutions to resources sector problems.

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Online Competitions

Data scientists and innovators around the world compete to build the best solutions to complex industry problems and win substantial cash bounties. Industry supporters leverage the power of the crowd to source the top algorithms.

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Technology Accelerator

The Unearthed accelerator helps promising founders bring new technology products to global markets. Participating startups receive seed funding, mentorship from industry leaders, and connection to customers. Industry partners have first access to new products that improve efficiency and competitiveness.

Applications for 2018 programs opening soon. Learn more.

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