Resident Profile - Holly Hyder, Corporate Development, Geographe

Holly Hyder

Corporate Development at Geographe

Corporate Development at Geographe


  • Corporate Development at Geographe. 
  • Holly has a background in R&D management and funding, as well as commercialisation strategy and execution.  
  • She has worked in and around energy technology, resources and startups over the last 6 years in Perth, Melbourne and Austin, Texas. 
  • Her key skills include product and market validation and business planning and modelling.


A mechanical prototype at any stage in its commercialisation pathway, from idea to go-to-market.


Geographe design, manufacture and enhance new mining replacement parts to suit all major equipment brands. It provides cost-effective servicing and refurbishment for a range of fixed plant, specialising in gearboxes and drives, along with reverse engineering and concept to product capabilities.  

A third-generation family business founded in 1968, Geographe is a very successful mid-tier supplier who engages closely with the innovator scene to accelerate their business into new areas of competitive advantage.


When Geographe was looking for a common space where people are solving industry problems or seeking solutions to these challenges, especially those that are mechanical in nature, it discovered that CORE is a perfect fit with their strategy to be an open innovation partner to the mining and resources sector. 


Geographe has found the flow of ideas from the network at CORE to be particularly advantageous. They have had at least a dozen screening meetings with proponents of new technology or innovative ideas in the 3 months since partnering with the hub. It has found the events on emerging tech, models and innovation especially useful in keeping up to speed on the innovation community and new opportunities.
CORE is first place to service both the resources and innovation ecosystems. It facilitates better quality conversations with likeminded people, who are already sold on innovation and are interested and engaged in making it happen.