METStech Passport Innovation Exchange Program

Registrations open until30.11.2018

About the Program

The Open Innovation program on Mining – Expande – conducted by Fundación Chile and the Australian Commission for Trade and Investments (Austrade), with METS Ignited, got together to launch the Technological Exchange Program for startups and/or suppliers of the mining industry METStech Passport; the first alliance of its sort between Australia and Chile.

The program seeks to generate cross-pollination by means of the exchange of ideas, synergies and the challenges faced by industry and collaboration between the mining innovation platforms of EXPANDE and METS Ignited.

During the half of 2018 the startups and/or suppliers selected – with a potential for globalization – may access mentoring, workshops, networking events and institutional support for facilitating a soft landing in the Australian market over two weeks.

What are we seeking?

Startups and/or suppliers oriented toward developing technological solutions that resolve challenges in:

Who may apply?

Technology-based startups and/or suppliers who comply with the following requirements:

  • Collaboration

    A talent for generating alliances and collaboration agreements with local suppliers.

  • Verified Technologies

    In operational environments

  • Scaling & globalization

    Technology with a high potential for scaling in foreign markets and export capabilities.

  • Sales

    On local markets and with customers from the mining industry

  • Challenges

    Technologies that respond to the needs of the mining industry

Stages of Application
  • ABR

    Home applications

  • JUN

    Close applications

  • JUN

    Pre-selected ad

  • JUL

    Demo Day

  • AGO

    Winners announcement

  • OCT

    Immersion phase

What are the benefits?
Startups and/or the suppliers selected will have access to the following benefits:
  • International networks

  • Matchmaking with potential investors

  • Potential partners / customers

  • Workshops

  • International conferences

What expenses are covered by the program?
  • Airline Tickets

    Domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation

    En Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane
  • Mining Resources Conference

    Entrance Ticket to IMARC 2018
Application basesFor one week, those selected will have access to: