Accelerating innovation, commercialisation and research in the resources technology and critical minerals sector

Resources, Technology & Critical Minerals
Our Focus

Transforming the way industry, universities and researchers work together

Our Trailblazer builds new research capabilities and drives commercialisation outcomes in the technology and critical minerals sector. We support innovative start ups and business growth across Australian SMEs in this sector, enabling businesses to thrive.

Changing the way commercialisation and industry-led research is embedded, facilitated and rewarded in universities
Leading commercial innovation by translating research outcomes into new products, services and industry processes
Reducing risks associated with new technologies, building pathways for SMEs and industry to invest and implement new ways of working
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Establishing lasting change

By collaborating with researchers, we drive projects forward and enable research outcomes and innovations to thrive in the critical minerals sector
Establishing lasting change
Our Program

Creating the next generation of industry-engaged innovators

The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer is proud to be part of the Australian Government’s Department of Education Trailblazer Universities Program.

The program is designed to build new research capabilities and drive commercialisation in the resources and critical minerals industries across Australia. Curtin University is partnering with The University of Queensland and James Cook University to encourage the translation and commercialisation of university research, strengthening capability with cutting-edge solutions. We’re solving real-world problems by connecting industry to students and academia.

Join us to create future change today.

Our Partners

Building relationships, developing projects and advancing technology readiness

We’re proud to collaborate with a range of industry partners across various projects and programs

News and Events

Explore the latest news and events from our Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer

Science Meets Parliament 2024

This week, one of our early career researchers Dr Nirmala Ilankoon was invited by the Australian Government Department of Education to attend Science & Technology Australia’s Science Meets Parliament event at Australian Parliament House in Canberra on behalf of the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer. This event offered attendees bespoke training to forge deeper […]

National Energy Transition Accelerator Launches

Today, we launched the National Energy Transition Accelerator, a dedicated program designed to to support early-stage businesses developing solutions that will enable the resources technology and critical minerals sectors to facilitate the energy transition. Startups participating in this free 8-week program will be supported to overcome technical and market barriers to allow for rapid deployment […]

West Tech Fest

West Tech Fest ran in December 2023 and is Australia’s longest running technology and innovation festival, providing opportunities for participants to connect with global leaders as they share insights to grow successful businesses.

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Curtin University

The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the Trailblazer Universities Program.

The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer acknowledges all First Nations people of the ancestral lands on which we operate. We pay our respects to all First Nations people, and to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their deep knowledge and their cultural, spiritual and educational practices, and aspire to learn and teach in partnership with them. We are committed to working in partnership with all Custodians and Owners to strengthen and embed First Nations’ voices and perspectives in our decision-making, now and into the future.

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