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Training the next generation of scientists and engineers in the critical areas of sensors, data analytics and Artificial Intelligence for complex resources.



Advanced sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence.



Integrating world class research with leading mining and research translation partners.


We work with a number of industry partners which guide and support the innovative research being undertaken at the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and Curtin University.

These industry partners:

  • Provide in-house training for the PhD Scholars and provide the industry context for the Postdoctoral Researchers – in collaboration with the Universities.
  • Ensure that the Training Centre produces future leaders in advanced sensors and data analytics for complex resources.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, world-leading research that will transform end-user mining operations.
  • Translate research outcomes into industry ready application.

Becoming an industry partner in the Training Centre offers many benefits including:

  • Connecting with workplace-ready graduates with industry-relevant skills and experience
  • Access to information on new technologies
  • Opportunity to guide the training and development of the next generation workforce
  • Access to university research and development capabilities, expertise, infrastructure and technology platforms.

For more information on becoming an IOCR Industry Partner, please email us.

Our Objectives

01. Demonstrate

Demonstrate benefits and deliver integrated tools to maximise productivity and reduce risk

02. Deliver

Deliver the next generation of scientists and engineers in sensors, data analytics and artificial intelligence for complex resources

03. Advance

Advance capability in integrating sensed proxy and directly measured data

04. Increase

Increase value in the mining and METS sectors with radical technological change

Here’s a short video about the Training Centre:

The Training Centre is funded by the Australian Research Council, the Partner Organisations and the Universities

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for the Integrated Operations for Complex Resources received Australian Government funding through the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Program.

Research and Industry Partners

The most recent Australian Research Council assessment of national research (ERA 2018) ranked Mining Engineering research at the University of Adelaide as number 1 in Australia – the only Mining Engineering research group to be ranked at the highest level (5) in the Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy classification. The University of South Australia’s mineral processing research was also ranked 5 in the Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy classification.

The prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU 2020) ranked Mining and Mineral Engineering at the University of Adelaide as number 7 in the World and number 2 in Australia. Mining and Mineral Engineering at Curtin University was ranked 19 in the World and 6 in Australia.