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Collaborative exploration grants

Future funding rounds are scheduled to open December 2021 (round 6) and December 2022 (round 7).

The Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) aims to support Queensland’s resource exploration companies to grow and make the discoveries that will secure future resources for the benefit of the state.

The CEI provides industry grants to:

  • encourage exploration, particularly in frontier/greenfield 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 minerals in high demand for use in renewable energy and advanced technological applications.

This initiative is managed by the Geological Survey of Queensland.