Critical Materials for Electrification in Australia 2023

Innovate UK in collaboration with UK Science and Innovation Network (UK SIN) delivered a Global Expert Mission (GEM) to Australia in March 2023, bringing together key stakeholders from both countries to exchange knowledge and showcase developments in critical materials.


Critical Materials for Electrification in Australia 2023




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Abstract from outcome report:

The GEM took place in Perth, Australia, coinciding with the Australian PAYDIRT Battery Minerals conference, attended by over 600 people. Seven UK delegates, active in the critical minerals industry, along with representatives from The Critical Minerals Association (CMA) and the UKRI Faraday Battery Challenge (FBC), met with 16 key research and industry private and public sector organisations in Australia focused on different aspects of the critical minerals supply chain.

With the significant increase in the global demand for critical materials, there is an urgency to explore bi- and multilateral research opportunities to ensure a stable supply chain for the UK and Australian manufacturing industries. The purpose of the critical minerals GEM is to build on the recent commitments by the UK government to deepen collaboration with Australia through the UK-Australia Critical Minerals Joint Working Group


Watch the recording below from our Dissemination Webinar which took place following the Expert Mission.

About Global Expert Missions

Global Expert Missions (GEM) is funded by Innovate UK and designed to build international collaborations with governments, societies, enterprises, institutions, and people from every corner of the globe. With global challenges requiring international perspectives, the programme aims to support the UK government’s ambition to be the international partner of choice and a global hub for innovation by 2035.


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