For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the resources and energy sectors.

10 Oct 2022

Ardexa (Ngunnawal, ACT)

Ardexa, ACT 

Software company Ardexa is revolutionising remote plant operations. Key clients include investors, owners and operators of renewable energy, water management and machinery portfolios.

The Ardexa Digital Control Platform for Operational Technology enables clients to collect and control data securely and in real-time. Ardexa’s software provides access to a cloud-connected ecosystem of analytics and specialist providers. This helps extract additional value from the data, lowering operating costs and providing lasting competitive advantage.

With offices in Europe, the US, Singapore and Australia, Ardexa has seen a rapid increase in awareness and new customers over the last year. Ardexa exports the majority of its products and services to the UK, Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, Spain and the US.

Consep (Eora, NSW)

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Consep continues a 32-year long pursuit to develop market-leading technology for the global mining, water, and construction industries. Consep equipment maximises productivity and sustainability.

Consep is headquartered in Wetherill Park with offices in Perth, Vancouver and Toronto. It currently supplies 31 countries. Main export regions include Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Consep research suggests that 15% of the world’s gold production is produced directly through Consep equipment. Consep is the leading supplier of sampling technology to the Australian iron ore industry, where its products are used to determine the value of exported iron ore.

Coolon (Bunurong, VIC)


Advanced electronics manufacturer Coolon supplies premium LED lighting solutions to the mining, defence and architectural sectors. The company specialises in robust and purpose-built lighting for harsh environments.

Located in Hallam, Victoria, Coolon invests significantly in R&D and is continuously developing new products and technologies. The company aims to redefine safety and productivity within industrial applications through premium lighting and IoT technologies.

Coolon is focused on expanding operations to the US, and other export markets including Canada, Latin America, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan and UAE.

DUG Technology (Whadjuk, WA)

DUG Technology 

DUG Technology designs, builds, owns and runs some of the most powerful and eco-friendly supercomputers in the world. The technology company’s innovative hardware, software and service solutions allow clients to leverage large and complex data sets. This puts DUG at the forefront of high-performance computing, analytical software development and scientific data analysis.

DUG invests heavily in R&D and many of its key technologies are patented. The company currently serves a range of clients in the resources, life sciences, climate, research, education, space and defence sectors across more than 45 countries. Key export markets include the US, Norway, UK, UAE, Malaysia, Japan and South Africa.

Real Time Instruments (Yuwi, QLD)

Real Time Instruments 

Real Time Instruments (RTI) helps a broad range of industries recover more, waste less, and take control of their operations. RTI’s high-technology elemental and moisture analysers measure all on-conveyor material passing through a process. This means companies don’t have to rely on small samples taken for lab analysis.

From its HQ in Mackay, RTI has deployed close to 1,200 analysers to more than 60 countries. Industries using RTA products include coal, critical minerals, cement, food production, biofuel, cleaning and power generation. RTI holds sales and service capabilities in Latin and Central America as well as South Africa. It has further agents and partners throughout Asia, the Middle East, India, Europe and the Pacific.

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