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Our vision

Australia will become a global centre for commercialising and manufacturing cutting-edge technology products and services for the global resources sector that benefit a range of other industries. 

Australia will have a strategic critical minerals processing industry that captures significant additional value, strengthens our global position downstream from our resource endowments and underpins a range of advanced manufacturing opportunities.

Our growth opportunities in Resources Technology

  • Develop technologies to drive operational efficiencies
  • Develop products that support sustainability and productivity
  • Develop technologies to recover value from waste
  • Deploy cross-cutting manufacturing technologies

Our growth opportunities in Critical Minerals Processing

  • Capture additional value from our critical raw materials
  • Build advantage through commercialisation and innovation
  • Leverage our world-class environmental, social and governance credentials

Our goals

  • 2 years: Improved capability to bring products quickly to market, through improved market development activities and investment made in critical enablers.
  • 5 years: Foster increased collaboration with relevant sectors and international supply chains, increase exports and grow private sector investment.
  • 10 years: Australia seen as a regional hub for resources technology and critical minerals processing, with significant R&D advancements, retention in intellectual capital for SMEs and significant volume and value of exports.

Unlocking our opportunities—the first 2 years

Focus: Significantly improve resources technology and critical mineral processing manufacturing capability by increasing commercialisation, utilising critical enablers and engaging in new market opportunities.

  • Build on Australia's strong track record in resources tech and processing innovation
  • Invest in critical enablers
  • Closer collaboration between tech firms and end users
  • Establish operations near processing facilities
  • Match capability to global market needs
  • Create new investments with key trading partners
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