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Collaborative Exploration Initiative

Collaborative Exploration Initiative provides industry grants to businesses for direct drilling and non-drilling activities in under-explorer parts of north-west Queensland, with an additional incentive early completion of the project.


What do you get?

Up to $200,000

Who is this for?

QLD based businesses.


The Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) provides industry grants to:

  • encourage exploration, particularly in frontier areas
  • support innovative exploration techniques, including machine learning
  • promote the discovery and development of 'new economy' minerals
New economy minerals include a range of metals and mineral elements in high demand for use in renewable energy and advanced technological applications.

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