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 20, 2014
    5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

New Government Funding – Enhance Your Company’s Commercialisation Initiatives | Sponsored by RIG and Wrays | with Peter Clarke Peter Clarke Commercialisation Advisor Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program, Department of Industry Peter is well known in Western Australia’s innovation community though his successful commercialisation endeavours with Scanalyse, a technology company spun out of Curtin University and acquired by Outotec in 2013. Peter will

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  • August 29, 2014
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

RIG is proud to welcome our esteemed speaker from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Chris Lamaison.  This half day seminar will be an interactive and highly engaging discussion surrounding market intelligence and analysis, with a specific focus on the resource sector. The workshop is designed for Tier 1 and 2 products and service providers, and will be

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Strategic Thinking Needed In Patent Enforcement

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

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

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