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 resources sector problems.

For the second consecutive year, Unearthed Sydney will take place at Fishburners and focus on big data challenges from Australia's resources sector.

Participants at Unearthed Sydney will spend 54 hours in teams developing prototype technologies to one of several different challenges on offer from global resources companies.

Significant cash prizes and opportunities are again on offer for participants.


19 Aug - 21 Aug 2016


1st Prize

$2000 Cash + AWS Credits & Support

Winner: DataCake

2nd Prize

$1500 Cash + AWS Credits & Support

Winner: Perry's Fan Club

Young Innovator Award

$1000 Cash + AWS Credits & Support

Winner: Team Beaver

People's Choice Award

Tech Prizes for the People's Choice Award at Unearthed Sydney 2016

Winner: 10hrFlight


Rick baker

Rick Baker
Investment Director, Blackbird Ventures

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Julian Malnic
Chairman, Sydney Mining Club

Helen palmer copy

Helen Palmer
Senior Manager, Collaborative Programs, NSW Department of Industry

Nick strong

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

Silvio nicoli

Silvio Nicoli
Manager, Technical Stewardship, South32