Queensland’s smart mining, exploration, and extraction industry

The smart mining, exploration and extraction industry combines Queensland’s strengths in the resources and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors, consisting of more than 800 companies, with enhanced digital technologies achieving greater efficiency, safety, productivity and sustainability.

The mining sector makes up the largest share of business expenditure on research and development in Queensland with a concentration of resources-related collaborative research and commercialisation institutes.

Building on this strong record of research-based and industry-led innovation, this visualisation shows the relationships between the state’s leading research centres and innovation hubs and how they support smart mining, exploration, and extraction.

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Using the visualisation

  1. View in full screen to interact.
  2. To explore a theme, click on a dot in the inner circle.
  3. From here, navigate to the outer circle for details of research institutes, centres, hubs, and precincts – and see how they’re connected.
  4. For more information on a particular research location, click on an outer circle dot and then the link, which will take you to the Queensland Science Capability Directory.

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Queensland Science – driving emerging industries

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