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.


  • July 23, 2014
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A Seminar | with Chris Reed Tried and tested techniques and strategies are fine – as long as he playing field stays the same. However, when the market changes new thinking is needed to realise value for investors, and nowhere is this more apparent than in new resource opportunities. Innovation may well be a popular buzz-word at the moment, but

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  • May 7, 2014
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Managing Collaboration and Innovation in the Resources Sector | with Michael Bruce, Gavin Kleinhans, and Richard Hinkley ​Three experts from Visionstream, INPEX and Chevron will explore how smart companies are applying new technology and establishing productive connections to some of Australia’s most exciting resources projects. The resources sector is increasingly focused on innovation to improve safety, efficiency and productivity and better manage costs.

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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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