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.


  • June 27, 2017
    5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Innovative solutions targeting the resources sector continue with gusto despite the mining boom slowdown. SMEs and start-ups continue to enter and work in this challenging space, with various novel approaches being taken to establish exclusivity in the market and to get noticed by the big miners/refiners. New innovations continue to be adopted and change the way key tasks are handled.

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  • March 15, 2017
    5:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Increasingly, innovation research and big data analytics is playing a strong role in strategic decision making to help achieve better outcomes – helping businesses to stand on the shoulders of giants and become more agile and competitive in this era of disruption.  At our first RIG seminar for 2017, Jonathon Wolfe, serial entrepreneur and innovator, will share his knowledge and

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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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