Resources Innovation Group (RIG) is concerned with inventive solutions in the resources sector. Our members canvas ideas and input from resource sector peers. Its intention is to provoke and stimulate feedback and thought leadership on innovation for people involved in mining, oil & gas and heavy industrial industries, and for those with an active interest in innovation and intellectual property.

RIG’s workshops and seminars provide a platform for attendees to discuss and debate issues affecting the resources sector, and upcoming challenges and threats to the industry. It is intended to be a “system of innovation” – an effective network of like-minded individuals and organisations. Participants are encouraged to share knowledge, offer insights on developing best practice to improve planning, delivery and management of innovation in the resources sector.


  • August 22, 2012
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mining: The Challenges and Contradictions | with Damien O’Reilly  Damien O’Reilly, Executive Director: Thiess Mining, Western Region will present his reflection on the sector, including challenging the orthodox wisdom of the Mining industry. Heavily involved in the sector for the past 38 years, Damien has witnessed many great developments. Whilst Damien welcomes the introduction of new remote mining technologies insofar

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  • March 28, 2012
    12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Understanding Your Investment in Innovation | Sponsored by RIG  RIG is an industry association canvassing ideas and input from resource sector peers. Specifically this conference will address current issues and concerns on intellectual property (IP). Most useful to those associated with mining, oil & gas and the heavy industrial industries with an active interest in innovation and IP. We welcome

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Innovating Our Way Backwards

Are Advances in Autonomous Mining Technology to Blame for Australia’s Failure to Capture the Benefit of the Mining ...

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Strategic Thinking Needed In Patent Enforcement

Author: Peter Caporn The recent case of CQMS Pty Ltd v Bradken Resources Pty Limited [2016] FCA 847  has highlighted ...

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Orica’s Blasting Method Patentable Despite Dyno Nobel’s Determined Opposition

Author: Peter Caporn A recent decision of the Commissioner of Patents has held that a blasting method used in open cut ...

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The Intellectual Property of Remote Operation of Mine Sites – Implications for Miners?

Author: Peter Caporn We’ve all heard about it.  In fact, if there’s a talk being given or an article being written ...

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