From Idea to Prototype on Resource Challenges in just a Weekend

Unearthed is a 54-hour open innovation event focused on the resources sector. Software developers, engineers, designers, and industry insiders will come together to develop prototype solutions to resource sector problems.

Unearthed Melbourne 2017 will host multiple challenges from main industry sponsor, Newcrest. 

Innovators at Unearthed Melbourne will spend 54 hours in teams developing prototype technologies to one of the four challenges provided by Newcrest.

Stay tuned as further information is released within the coming weeks, with full challenge descriptions shared at the Information Session, which will be held a week prior to the actual event.  

Significant cash prizes, opportunities, and bragging rights on offer for participants!


17 Mar - 19 Mar 2017


2nd Prize


Tech Support and Credits

Young Innovator Award


Tech Support and Credits

People's Choice Award

Tech Prizes awarded to the People's Choice Award Winners at Unearthed Melbourne 2017

1st Prize



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Dr. Alan Duffy
Astrophysicist & Research Fellow, Swinburne University

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Samantha Wong
Head of Operations, Blackbird Ventures