Collaboration is at the heart of SMI's operations.This means strong internal collaboration between SMI centres, research associations within The University of Queensland and external groups in Australia and overseas.

SMI's mission to be a world leader in providing knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry relies on this collaboration.

With around 350 staff across seven inter-related research centres and its commercialisation company JKTech, SMI has a global presence and is developing rapidly-integrating research disciplines, generating new ideas, engaging stakeholders and delivering relevant outcomes.