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 28, 2013
    8:50 am - 4:30 pm

A one-day course, sponsored by Subsea Energy Australia and Society for Underwater Technology  Many Australian companies are lagging behind their international counterparts when it comes to formally protecting and financially benefiting from their intellectual property (IP). IP assets represent a significant proportion of the capital value of a company. Poor IP practices can result in exposure to considerable risk and

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  • August 21, 2013
    3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

A Seminar | with Larry Lopez In today’s world, we are compelled to focus so much effort on staying ahead, many businesses are not paying enough attention to their company’s culture, and the role they play as leaders in evolving a culture that is aligned with the path to success. It is all too easy to dismiss the importance of

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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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