Cisco is delighted to be a key industry partner in the Curtin University led Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer Hub. This pathbreaking university – industry consortium is set to help drive impactful research and commercialisation in Australia’s resources technology and critical minerals sector.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne said, “I am delighted that Cisco has agreed to partner in our Trailblazer. We are optimistic that the partnership will result in outcomes that will deliver advanced outcomes for the industry.”

Cisco is also excited to work with the University of Queensland, James Cook University, and the other industry partners in supporting the expansion of downstream minerals processing in Australia which is a national manufacturing priority. The $200 million Australian Government, University and Industry co-founded initiative will fast track the sovereign capability of Australia’s critical minerals sector leading to the development and deployment of new technologies, processes that will further unlock the full potential of our nation’s vast critical mineral assets.

As a global technology leader in the mining and resources sector, Cisco will be contributing to the various projects and work streams through its investment and involvement in the Cisco-Curtin University Centre for Networks and National Industry Innovation Network across Australia. Fundamental to Australia capitalising on its position as a reliable and secure supplier of key critical minerals is the need to further accelerate the digitisation of minerals processing activities ensuring improved recovery rates, efficiency, and reduced energy footprint.

Watch Professor Chris Moran, DVC Research, Curtin University in the video below. Read the Curtin University release here.