CORE is an industry-led initiative, being established and run by and for entrepreneurs and innovators in the resources sector.  We are working to achieve a transformational shift in the resources and energy sector to be more open and collaborative through our mission to build Community, Culture and Capability

Our activities and programs are designed and integrated to support these aims.

Building Culture

Part of CORE’s impact is achieving a cultural shift in the resources and energy sector to be more open and collaborative. 

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EXPERT in residence

CORE’s Expert-in-Residence program will annually bring several international experts to CORE hubs and with regional outreach, to elevate the capability of CORE, its members and industry partners. 

Our inaugural Expert in Residence is Prof Ray Wills. 


Start-up in Residence

CORE’s Startup-in-Residence initiative provides mentoring and support to CORE’s startup and SME community.

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Awards Support

As Australia’s only resources focussed innovation hub, CORE is pleased to support awards programs which celebrate and recognise local resources and energy companies who are impacting innovation in the sector.

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Through hackathons, online challenges, and a technology accelerator, CORE's resident accelerator Unearthed creates opportunities for entrepreneurs
and helps improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the resources industry.


Building Capability

CORE seeks to pursue and enable opportunities to develop capability in the resources and energy innovation sector.

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CORE Skills

CORE Skills is the capability building pillar of CORE, which is committed to creating and delivering skills courses adapted to industry’s needs, collaboratively and innovatively with industry, academic and vocational partners.

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CORE hosts and supports Meetup groups whose activities are building an outstanding Community of Practice where the focal activity has direct relevance to professional and organisational activities in resources and energy.


Building Community

CORE is building an engaged, dynamic and collaborative community along the value chain anchored in the activation of our hubs as centres of gravity for innovators and professionals. 


CORE Start Award

The CORE Start Award provides promising resources tech startups with 3 months of co-working at CORE coupled with facilitated industry connections and support to grow their business.

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CORE runs a dynamic and curated events program bringing hundreds of innovators together each month. CORE events include monthly industry networking, Meet the Innovator, and other activities that provide attendees with technical, knowledge building & networking opportunities.

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Meet the innovator

CORE invites leading Innovators in the resources and energy sector to share insights about their work, global opportunities and their professional journey.



Whether you're a startup, operator, supplier or researcher CORE is your place to connect with innovators from the resources and energy sector. Get to know the community, join us for networking on the last Friday of each month.

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Coworking spaces are designed to provide a productive and collaborative environment for people working for a range of different organisations. Make CORE your permanent workplace or CBD base. 

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Community Membership

Access and engage with the CORE Community without being based in the hub. Community Membership allows individuals to participate in exclusive CORE programs and attend events at member rates