The University of Adelaide will lead a new national mining research and training centre utilising advanced technologies that will help to shape the future of Australia’s mining operations.
The Australian Government today announced $3.7 million funding for the new Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources.
Funded with another $2 million plus $6.8 million in-kind support from research and industry organisations, the $12.5 million centre will deliver enabling tools and train the next generation of scientists and engineers in advanced sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence to increase value in mining and processing of complex resources. Read full story
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The University of Adelaide will lead a $14.6 million research consortium to develop advanced technologies to boost South Australia’s copper production and develop a globally competitive mining technology services sector in the state.
Sustainable use and development of the world’s mineral and energy resources relies on challenge-based interdisciplinary research partners. This is our strength. Highlights of our innovative work over the last 12 months is featured in our latest publication, the IMER Annual Report 2016 available online now. See case studies below where you can read about our innovative work.