Regional Innovation Accelerator Program

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The METS industries encompass a variety of services and support thousands of jobs in Victoria – including mineral exploration, mining products, engineering consulting, construction, information technology and professional services.

About the program

The METS Regional Innovation Accelerator program is designed to help regionally based businesses to engage with local mining companies, fast-track product innovation and promote their services.

The first program will be online followed by a series of targeted business improvement forums and accelerators will be run in Victoria’s regional centres.

The 2020 winter program has been designed as an online seminar program consisting of weekly sessions for eight weeks.

Four of the sessions will be mini workshops, where current issues will be presented and discussed.

The four remaining sessions will cover general business development,  skills to support managers and help staff build the skills needed to drive business success.

More sessions may be added.

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METS Specific Mini-Workshops





Friday 22 May 2020

10:00 -10:30am

1 METS industry overview and program introduction

Friday 5 June 2020

10:00 -11:15am

2 METS Market Challenges and Opportunities

Friday 19 June 2020

10:00 - 11:15am

3 METS Business Review

Friday 3 July 2020

10:00 - 11:15am

4 METS Digital Readiness

General Business and Personal Development Sessions





Thursday 28 May 2020

10:00 - 11:15am

A. Setting Expectations and Resetting Unrealistic Expectations

Thursday 11 June 2020

10:00 - 11:15am

B. Workplace Resilience

Thursday 25 June 2020

10:00 - 11:15am

C. Project Management Essentials

Thursday 9 July 2020

10:00 - 11:15am

D. Influencing skills


Please email to be added to our mailing list or if you have any questions about the METS Regional Innovation Accelerator Program.

Past Events

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions launched the METS Regional Innovation Accelerator Program in Bendigo on 11 October 2019.

Minister Jaclyn Symes attended the Bendigo event which gave local businesses in the sector the opportunity to discuss the support they need to drive innovation and investment.

Industry leaders outlined their collaboration experiences and what they look for in partnerships, local businesses talked about their success stories, options for capability accelerators were showcased and there was a Q&A panel with industry leaders.

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Page last updated: 21 Oct 2020