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Queensland's Quantum TX Program Application deadline extended to 8 April

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The deadline to apply for the QuantumTX Queensland METS 2024 Program has been extended to Monday, 8 April.

The initiative is a cross-sector acceleration program aimed at enhancing capabilities and expanding networks for businesses within the Mining, Energy, Agriculture, Defence, and Space industries.

Designed for scale-up companies, TRL 6-9 researchers, and small businesses that are currently supplying or have the potential to supply the resources, mining, and METS sectors, this program offers a unique opportunity for growth and development.

Dauareb/Wuthathi woman from Waiben (Thursday Island), Florence Drummond, Founder of Kara Ged and Co-Founder of Indigenous Women in Mining & Resources Australia (IWIMRA), said that when Indigenous businesses succeed, they create more jobs and help communities and young people gain more power.

"As First Nations ventures flourish, they provide opportunities for scaling operations," she said.

"This in turn fuels economic growth and job creation, ultimately resulting in increased empowerment within local communities and our young people."

Key speakers on the QuantumTX Program include representatives from Rio Tinto, BHP, Nova Systems, Hitachi, Oz Minerals, Q-Metco, Robotics Australia Group, AROSE, Imdex, Perenti, Microsoft, Fugro, Austrade, The Office of Defence Innovation, CSIRO and the Australian Space Agency.

The program aims to support growth in Queensland across various sectors, including Technology and Services, Digital and Data, and Sustainability and Responsible Mining.

QuantumTX offers a top-tier selection of mentors, global experts, and networks to facilitate business growth, including Kent Matla from First Australians Capital, Australian Innovation Management Institute (AIMI), and Triangle Capital Partners.

"Supporting the growth of indigenous businesses for a more equitable and prosperous society benefits all," Mr Malta said.

"Unique insights brought by First Nations people can contribute to innovative solutions and enrich a collective knowledge base. The growth of their businesses plays a pivotal role in intergenerational wealth creation; helping to bridge economic disparity."

More informations is available via the QantumTX website.

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