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.


  • November 2, 2015
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Preparing for the Next Boom | with Allan Trench In this talk, Allan Trench will discuss the winning strategies for minerals companies using examples from the past and present – and looking towards the future. The only certainty is that doing what we do now will be insufficient to guarantee future success. So what might be the winning business models

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  • August 26, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Networking WA presents a breakfast discussion around productivity generated from technological innovation in the resources space. Join us as we hear from Shaun Gregory (Senior Vice President, Strategy, Science and Technology) as he discusses why Woodside are developing, improving and investing in technology throughout the discovery, development and deployment innovation life cycle.


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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