How it Works
Our industry partner defines the problem and provides the data, we provide the platform and support logistics for the competitions. Participants from around the world join in the problem-solving challenge. Industry partners provide feedback throughout the process to allow competitors to refine their solutions. The solutions are scored and the top submissions take away cash prizes!
Develop industrial IoT based applications and novel solutions for a global market place. With several different challenges on offer from global resources companies, Unearthed innovators will have a chance to work on and create cutting edge technologies transforming the industrial landscape with significant cash prizes and opportunities up for grabs
The Shield-X Challenge was to develop an industry-wide personal safety device for use by people working near potentially dangerous autonomous equipment at a mine site. The device provided an emergency stop, allowing a user to stop nearby equipment if they feel unsafe – for example if a collision is imminent. The device had to be able to communicate with any brand of equipment. The challenge brought together major global miners, equipment manufacturers and innovators to drive the adoption of a solution industry-wide.
Shield-X Challenge Page
Teams from universities and research organisations across the globe competed to create the best algorithm for optimising open pit mining phases, drawing from gigabytes of BHP Billiton’s operational data.
BHP Billiton Phase-X Challenge Page
Goldfields Ore-X Challenge
The Ore-X Challenge in 2015 attracted 275 competitors from 20 countries. Participants created ore-grade prediction algorithm that could classify material in a gold mine. The algorithms produced were as accurate as geologists at classifying the data provided and were much faster. For more information, check out the Case Study or Press Release.
Gold Fields Ore-X Challenge Page