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Explore the latest research updates, industry events and media coverage.

Science Meets Parliament 2024

26 March, 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

13 March, 2024
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

08 December, 2023
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.

What’s Down the Track

21 November, 2023
Larry Lopez from the Trailblazer Board represented the team at What’s Down the Track in Kalgoorlie on 16 November 2023.

Curtinnovation Awards

20 October, 2023
The Trailblazer award was presented at the 2023 Curtinnovation Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate individuals and teams developing new innovations through research, study, or work at Curtin University.

Pilbara Summit

16 October, 2023
The Trailblazer team connected with regional audiences at the Pilbara Summit in Karratha on 10 to 11 October 2023.

Ignition Program

26 September, 2023
29 Trailblazer scholarships have been awarded for the Curtin Ignition Program which ran from 3 September to 8 September 2023.

MinRes and Curtin University join forces

22 June, 2023
Mineral Resources (MinRes) and Curtin University have joined forces to drive innovation in mining and prepare the next generation of talent for jobs of the future. The new strategic partnership combines MinRes’ expertise across lithium, iron ore, energy and mining services with Curtin University’s excellence in research and learning.

Curtin University named Trailblazer University

18 April, 2023
“This investment will turbocharge Australia’s critical minerals industry and backs in the State’s status as an economic powerhouse for the whole country.” – Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison

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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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