Creating a better tomorrow, today

Providing powerful opportunities

Industry Partners

Vital to the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer, we will partner with industry to build forward-thinking capabilities and create lasting change. By leveraging funds, developing groundbreaking projects and advancing technology readiness, together we will accelerate the deployment of research and increase business innovation across the nation.

Benefits include:

Direct access to researchers and innovators to de-risk new technology. This can include requesting projects and having researchers work directly within your company for project delivery

Boost productivity and build capability to create lasting change for your organisation
Develop and implement new ways of working to build specialised knowledge and job creation
Security and support of the Trailblazer Umbrella Agreement and Project Plan

Current Industry Partners

Current Industry Partners


Empowered with greater collaboration opportunities and support of industry partners and universities, our researchers are delivering in-demand innovations. We support projects that develop new technologies that boost productivity and effectiveness to enable lasting change in the resources technology and critical minerals sector.

Benefits include:

  • Project proposal support and guidance from the Trailblazer team
  • Networking facilitation, includes connecting you with industry partners, assistance nurturing and developing industry relationships
  • Accelerated project delivery and implementation of new technologies to industry and beyond
Researcher Collaboration

Student programs

Our student programs and internships are creating the next generation of industry-engaged innovators. By exposing them to the resources technology and critical minerals sector, students can extend their academic knowledge with real-world insights and specialised skill development.

Industry Exchange

Industry Exchange offers students the opportunity to work with industry partners and deliver a tangible project outcome, based on their own degree and skills. This curated paid internship program offers a unique blend of technical support, real-world project engagement, and industry collaboration. Students are encouraged to find out more about this opportunity by submitting their interest via the form below.

Students & Internships


We offer various paid and unpaid programs and internships for students to collaborate with Curtin academics, and industry partners. Each program nurtures students through a paid real-world project.

HDR Student Research Internship

An excellent opportunity for HDR students to apply their research skills and theory in a practical manner.  By working with our industry partners on short-term projects, students can expand their industry network and enhance their employability.

60-Day PhD Internship

We partner with industry and the community to offer 60-day internships for PhD and professional doctorate candidates.  Students gain access to a broad range of expertise, specialised facilities, and multi-disciplinary networks.  Through the internship students are empowered to address real-world problems facing their industry or area of interest.


A collaborative partnership between

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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