PRIF Mining Consortium Annual Assembly 2022

Mineral and mining capability

On behalf of Professor Nigel Cook, Director of the PRIF Mining Consortium, we would like to invite you to join our Final Annual Assembly

Friday 22nd July 2022 I 9:30am – 5:00pm I The Adelaide Convention Centre (Riverbank Room 5) and via Zoom (link will be provided closer to the event).

2022 is the final year of the PRIF Mining Consortium and it is time for us to showcase the Consortium achievements and highlights. We now need to think about how to preserve outcomes from the PRIF, ensure that our findings are efficiently communicated to stakeholders and the wider mining community, and how to maximize impact on the Australian mining industry.

Please join us for a packed programme of presentations and learn more about PRIF outcomes from the leaders of Research and Translation projects within the Consortium, discuss outcomes, evaluate value propositions, and consider opportunities for end-user implementation and further research.

We are delighted to have two keynote presentations within the assembly programme.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Caroline McMillen - the Chief Scientist for South Australia. Caroline is a distinguished medical and health researcher, who holds national and international roles in research, industry engagement, innovation strategy and policy development.

Adrian Beer - the Chief Executive Officer for METS Ignited. As a global industry leader, Adrian brings extensive experience in the application of technology to the mining sector.


Fast facts about the PRIF Mining Consortium:

• Five-year S.A. government initiative started in October 2017 with total cash and in-kind ~ $14.1M;

• End Date – 28th February 2023;

• 17 industry partners and 2 university partners;

• Two Programs: Program A focus is the optimisation of Upstream processes of the mining value chain; Program B focuses on mineral processing – Downstream;

• 14 Research Projects, 11 Translation Projects;

• Projects aligned and focussed to the specific areas of interest of the key End-User Partners (OZ Minerals - Program A and BHP - Program B);

• 15 experienced researchers in mining, mineral processing and computer science, 10 research students, 8 postdoctoral researchers;

• Masters, Honours and Bachelor students from both universities are successfully working on projects relevant to the Consortium objectives;

• 17 Women in Mining Technology Scholarships have been awarded by the PRIF Consortium from 2019 to 2022.

The final program will be sent shortly.

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