New UQ startup harnesses satellite imaging to monitor mine rehabilitation

19 Jan 2021

A startup founded by two Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) research students could make monitoring the progress of mine site rehabilitation easier and cheaper.

Roger Tang headshot
Roger Tang co-founder

Roger Tang and Imam Purwadi from SMI’s Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation are founders of Their new product ‘Mine-R’, harnesses rapidly improving satellite imaging technology to re-think how data on mine rehabilitation is collected and analysed. is one of twelve UQ startups recently awarded $10,000 equity-free funding through the University’s 2021 Ventures ilab Accelerator program. CEO Roger Tang said Mine-R will help companies achieve their environmental goals.

“Mine-R is really about supporting the mining industry by offering a product that encourages sustainable practices but which is also financially viable”, Roger said.

Read the full story on Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Ventures ilab Accelerator program provides equity-free funding, access to UQ's global mentoring network, workshops, guidance from UQ’s Entrepreneur in Residence, partner deals, desk space and investor introductions, and concludes with a major investor pitch event.