Chile exchange program for METS companies

Monday, 30 April, 2018

Chile exchange program for METS companies

An exchange program for Australian scale-up METS (mining equipment, technology and services) companies to build direct relationships with industry in Chile was opened during an event at the EXPOMIN exhibition and congress on Friday.

The METStech Passport Program is a joint initiative between METS Ignited, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and Fundacion Chile’s Open Innovation program, Expande. Under the program, two Australian METS companies will undertake a two-week immersion in Chile in the second half of 2018. The purpose is to establish direct contact with the Chilean METS and mining industry, facilitate cross-collaboration of ideas and promote collaboration.

The program is looking for solution-focused METS companies solving challenges in exploration, sensing, digitisation, data analytics and the mining footprint. Participants should have a proven record of local market sales, a client database and a willingness to generate real cross-border alliances and collaboration agreements.

Applications are free and opening soon. The program will cover flights and ground costs for the successful Australian applicants. For more information about the program and the application process, please contact METS Ignited General Manager International Markets Clare Sykes.

Participants will also have access to mentorship, investors, potential clients, networks for global expansion and the opportunity to attend the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne in late 2018.

METS Ignited was proud to receive an award for the METStech Passport Program during a special event at the EXPOMIN exhibition and congress in Chile last week. The award was presented to METS Ignited and its program partners for the innovative and collaborative nature of the program.

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