Tata Steel Innoventure Program

Austmine and Tata Steel (India) are implementing the Innoventure program in Australia, Tata Steel’s flagship METS engagement program.

Innoventure allows Australian solution providers to access the Indian mining market and collaborate with a $23B global steel manufacturing company. This partnership will see Australian METS start-ups and SMEs engage with Tata Steel and access opportunities to add innovation and advanced technologies to their value chain. Austmine will support the Innoventure Program by connecting innovative METS solutions to Tata Steel’s operations across India. 

For more information about how Innoventure works, view our Program Launch Webinar recording.

Tata Steel is an Indian multinational steel-making company that is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is a subsidiary of the global Tata Group. Currently, it is the world’s second-most geographically diversified steel producer with fully integrated operations – from mining to the manufacturing and marketing of finished products. 

To meet business excellence objectives, Tata Steel collieries are constantly endeavouring to improve mine productivity, reduce ash content, improve washery yield and make the operations safe and environment friendly. 

If you have any questions regarding this program, partnership or current supply opportunities please contact Austmine’s Director International Business Robert Trzebski

Current Challenges


Beneficiation of Low-Grade Ferro Oxide Manganese Ores

Posted on 1/4/2021
Submit for the Tata Steel beneficiation of low-grade ores challenge by Monday 3rd May.


Increasing the Confidence of Delineating Manganese Ore Body and its Quality

Posted on 6/11/2021
Tata Steel are seeking submissions for the increasing the confidence of delineating manganese ore body and its quality challenge by 28th April 2021.

Closed Challenges


CLOSED: Upgrade to Battery Operated / Renewal Energy Based HEMMs

Posted on 1/5/2021
The Battery Operated/Renewable HEMMs challenge is now closed.


CLOSED: Detection and Separation of Foreign Objects in Coal

Posted on 1/4/2021
The detection and separation of foreign objects challenge is now closed.