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

High-voltage technology to supercharge the mining industry

Zapping rocks with a high-voltage pulse – similar to a lightning strike – could be the answer to decarbonising the mining industry according to researchers from The University of Queensland. Researchers from UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute have developed High Voltage Pulse (HVP) technology, which uses a short-pulsed discharge similar to a lightning strike, to selectively break mineralised […]

Curtin Venture Studio Launched

Curtin University has unveiled a new multi-million dollar venture studio to fast-track innovation in the resources industry and develop new technologies to support net-zero emissions by 2050 under the Trailblazer Universities Program. The $18.6 million platform will build and accelerate the growth of start-ups that are focused on pioneering sustainable resources solutions. Assistant Minister for Education, […]

Inaugural Trailblazer Showcase

On Tuesday April 30, over 120 researchers, industry partners, and academic staff members convened at Curtin University’s TL Robertson Library for the inaugural Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer Showcase. The event provided an opportunity to update stakeholders connected to the Trailblazer on the key achievements of the program to date since Curtin University was […]

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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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