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Brisbane: Komatsu: Transform Mining


Komatsu: Transform Mining 
Pitch your product, prototype your engagement

A hackathon with a twist! Komatsu are looking for startups and entrepreneurs with impactful technologies, to collaborate with and support the ongoing development of their IP. At the end of the weekend, one team will win a trip to one of Komatsu’s global sites, relevant to their technology. There is also up to $20,000 in cash prizes and credits up for grabs. You retain all your IP.

More event information here.

Challenge themes
Wireless Communications and Localisation
Realtime Material Characterisations
Predictive Maintenance
Optimising Ore Extraction

Detailed challenge information here.

Schedule Breakdown (detailed breakdown here)


2:00 PM Tech checks
3:00 PM Private pitches to Komatsu
5:00 PM [Public (Observers) arrive], drinks and networking
6:00 PM Event opening: Keynotes, elevator pitches, Komatsu mining vision
7:00 PM Dinner and networking
10:00 PM Doors close


8:00 AM Doors open
9:00 AM Challenge deep dives
12:00 PM 1-on-1 sessions commence (ongoing)
18:00 PM Dinner and fireside chat
20:00 PM Pitch coaching and feedback


8:00 AM Doors open
9:00 AM Final checks
5:00 PM Awards
7:00 PM Event concludes


  • What is the cost? What does it involve?

Innovator tickets are per person. This includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffees and drinks all weekend! It will also include 1-on-1 sessions with Komatsu, an opportunity to tailor your product to a customer and a chance to get real validation and feedback.

  • When will the challenges be released? Can we start working earlier?

Full descriptions of the challenges will be released prior to the event, and Komatsu mentors will give challenge overviews on the Friday night. You can start preparing how you think your product/business model might lend itself to a particular challenge.

  • Who owns what we make at the event?

All teams retain full ownership of what is created during the event. You own 100% of the IP that you create!