Resources tech accelerator takes in 20 METS startups

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

20 startups and scaleups on Monday made the cut for a $500,000 Queensland government-supported accelerator program that has helped launch companies like Gilmore Space Technologies and Universal Field Robotics

Participants in the QuantumTX Queensland METS Technology Accelerator will each receive a mentoring and training package worth $25,000 in the program, which focuses on accelerating commercial outcomes.

Supported by the state government and METS (Mining Equipment, Technology and Services) Ignited Growth Centre, the program targets technology, mining, defence, and space companies looking to scale up their companies both domestically and in international markets.

In addition to the formal training, participants are connected with industry mentors, investment firms and export markets, with the program culminating in a Brisbane pitching event.

Outback Comms is among 20 startups and scale ups to make the QuantumTX Queensland METS Technology Accelerator program. Image: Outback Comms

The 20 participants of the 2023 QuantumTX Queensland METS Technology Accelerator are:

Aevi Tech Eyemine Insitu Geotech Services px4 Software
Airconnect Hermes and Soteria Interlate Redline Automation
Carbon Compass Hindsite Industries MIDAS Tech Scaffplan
CFS – Univat ID Culcha Outback Comms Skyscan
Concrete Data Sensors Improve 10 Orblin Dynamics Staunch Technology

Since its inception in 2018, the QuantumTX incubator program has delivered around $3.5 million to support more than 100 startups.

Alumni from the program include Gilmore Space Technologies, which has gone on to work with major government and commercial customers, and Universal Field Robotics, which employs dozens of engineers and sells to the global market of mining technology.

“Queensland has a proven record in the Mining equipment, technology and services arena and now more businesses will be better equipped to take advantage of the opportunities being presented to them,” Queensland deputy premier Dr Steven Miles said.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to collaborating with business to build the sector even more.”

METS Ignited chief executive Adrian Beer said the initiative has a proven track record across several sectors.

“We have seen strong commercialisation outcomes from previous QuantumTX programs in Queensland and look forward to tracking the future progress of those participating in this round,” he said.

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