Strategic Partners

Strong strategic partnerships form the platform for long term sustainable SMI-JKMRC growth.  The key strategic partners listed below have comitted significant long term financial support for strategic areas of SMI-JKMRC research.

AMIRA International Ltd

AMIRA International Ltd is an independent association of minerals companies which develops, brokers and facilitates collaborative research projects. Its member companies include most of the major minerals companies and equipment suppliers around the world.  One such AMIRA collaborative projects in which SMI-JKMRC plays a key role are AMIRA P9 (Optimisation of Mineral Processing through Modelling and Simulation).

CRC ORE Ltd

The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) is transforming the mining industry’s approach to evaluation and extraction of mineral deposits. The Centre aims to develop the capability to comprehensively characterise and evaluate the economic and environmental impact of various mineral extraction methods.  The University of Queensland is one of the key research participants in CRC ORE projects, through the SMI-JKMRC and the Bryan Research Centre for Mining and Geology. Visit www.crcore.org.au to learn more about the Centre’s research and integrated case studies.

JKTech Pty Ltd

JKTech is the technology transfer company for the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland.  Its role is to take viable research outcomes and transfer them to the international minerals industry.  JKTech was part of SMI-JKMRC from 1986 and was subsequently incorporated as a company in 2001.  As well as its role as a UQ commercialisation company, JKTech provides equipment, scholarships and in-kind support to SMI-JKMRC. Visit www.jktech.com.au to learn about JKTech's capabilites.

Anglo American

The Anglo American group (particularly involving Anglo Platinum and Anglo Research) has been a long term strategic partner of the SMI-JKMRC with involvement in a number of AMIRA collaborative projects as well as support for a number of other research activities, particularly in the technology development area.

Collaboration Research Partners

SMI-JKMRC undertakes collaborative research with a number of institutions outside UQ, including:

  • University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia 
  • CSIRO, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, Australia 
  • University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa 
  • Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey 
  • University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janiero, Brazil 
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada 
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), Xuzhou, China