Demo Day 2016

7th December 2016

Unearthed Demo Day will be a celebration of innovation in the global resources sector, showcasing emerging startups from around Australia and also featuring exciting speakers talking on future themes set to impact industry.

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Keynotes and Panel Discussions

Hear from key current change-makers, industry leaders and drivers of innovation in the resources sector. Topics include corporate venture capital and the future of the resources sector.

Startup Presentations

Hand picked emerging startups from all over the world will present their technologies and discuss their growth as a startup in the resources sector.  Several exciting startups will present, all at different stages of their life cycles.

Networking & Celebrations

A great opportunity to meet new companies and individuals championing innovation in their respective fields. The Unearthed Demo Day is attended by international, interstate and local guests from across the sectors in technology and resources.

Speakers and Panelists

How is your company preparing for the coming wave of technology change?
What technology trends represent the most opportunity or threats to your business?
How important is your company’s culture to being able to take advantage of innovation?
Discuss these topics and more with our panel of distinguished guests..

Daniel Faber

Daniel Faber

CEO, Deep Space Industries


Luke Anear

Founder & CEO, SafetyCulture

Mark Sonter

Mark Sonter

Co-Founder, Director Mining & Processing, Deep Space Industries

Dr. Vanessa Guthrie

Dr. Vanessa Guthrie

CEO, Toro Energy

Mark Stickells

Mark Stickells

Director, Business Development, The University of WA

Miranda Taylor

Miranda Taylor


Graeme Stanway

Graeme Stanway

Founding Partner, VCI

Cameron Bowden

Cameron Bowden

Manager, Western Australia, Austmine Ltd.

Kane Usher

Kane Usher

General Manager Innovation, METS Ignited Australia Ltd.

Jane Raffaele

Jane Raffaele

Manager Technology Program,
Roy Hill

Alan Duffy

Dr. Alan Duffy

Astrophysicist & Research Fellow, Swinburne University

Annaliese Battista

Annaliese Battista

Acting Director of Economic Development & Activation,
City of Perth

Tamryn Barker

Tamryn Barker

CEO, CORE Resources
Innovation Hub

Paul Lucey

Paul Lucey

CEO, Mine Vision Systems

Bill Marmion

Hon. Bill Marmion MLA

Minister for State Development,
Transport & Innovation


Meet some of the entrepreneurs building technologies that can improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the resources sector.

Demo Day Program

Unearthed Demo Day will be a celebration of innovation in the global resources sector and will showcase some of the best new startups emerging in the industry. 2016 has seen Unearthed connect more than 1000 innovators to challenges from supporters such as Caterpillar, South32, Newcrest, Woodside, and BHP, with more than 180+ promising prototype technologies produced.
Unearthed events were held in capital cities across Australia in 2016 and broke new ground with 2 international events in Cape Town and San Francisco. In addition, the two online challenges Ore-X and Phase-X, connected a technology challenge to more than 550 talented individuals from all around the world. Join us at Unearthed Demo Day 2016 to take part in the innovation celebration.

8:00AM Registration Opens

8:50AM Welcome Address: Anneliese Battista, Hon. Bill Marmion MLA & Justin Strharsky

9:00AM Unearthed in 2016

9:10AM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Guthrie, CEO, Toro Energy

9:40AM Panel Discussion: A Vision for the Australian Resources Technology Sector

10:20AM Morning Tea

10:50AM Keynote Speaker: Luke Anear, Founder & CEO, SafetyCulture

11:20AM Unearthed Online Competition Review

11:40AM Panel Discussion: Resourcing the Future

12:20PM Startup Presentations Round #1

1:00PM Lunch

2:00PM Keynote Speaker: Daniel Faber, CEO, Deep Space Industries

2:30PM Video: Best of the Unearthed Hackathons 2016

2:45PM Startup Presentations Round #2

3:40PM Unearthed 2017 Program Announced!

4:00PM Closing Announcements, Demo Day Concludes & After Party

Event Details

  • Wednesday 7 December 2016

  • Perth Town Hall in Perth CBD

    Join us as we spend a day celebrating innovation in the global resources sector. Tickets include full day event as well as access to the after party.

  • Fully Catered

Where can I get tickets?

Grab your tickets fast – Demo Day 2015 sold out!

Eventbrite - Unearthed Demo Day 2016

Unearthed 2016 Supporters

Iluka Resources

BHP Billiton

CMOC-Northparkes Mines

SA Gov

NSW Department of Industry
City of Perth

Victoria Bridge and Treasury Building by Andrew Sutherland is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.