Unearthed Melbourne 2017

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 four 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!

** All innovators have to register for a ticket on Eventbrite. **


18 Mar - 25 Mar


General Assembly
12a, 45 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


1st Prize

AUD $2500

Demo at Hackernest Tech Social (March), Zendesk

Microsoft Azure Passes

Winner: Digi-MIN

2nd Prize

AUD $1500

General Assembly Swag Bag (includes workshops voucher to the value of $100)

Microsoft Azure Passes

Winner: Fossil Fools

3rd Prize

AUD $1000

Full-time desks at York Butter Factory (4 members for 2 weeks)

Microsoft Azure Passes

Winner: RoxOff

People's Choice Award

Tech prizes


People's Choice Award

Tech prizes



Dr. Alan Duffy

Astrophysicist & Research Fellow, Swinburne University

Samantha Wong

Head of Operations, Blackbird Ventures

Nick Strong

Manager – Performance, Surface & Assets Control; Cadia Valley Operations, Newcrest Mining

Paul Griffin

Group Manager - Processing, Newcrest Mining

Gavin Wood

Chief Information Officer