Here for Gladstone

Here for Innovation

Innovator Programme

  • The Rio Tinto Here for Gladstone Community Fund (Here for Gladstone) was established in 2002. Here for Gladstone promotes active partnerships within the Gladstone community and seeks to support community-based projects.
  • In December 2019, the Here for Gladstone Advisory Board approved the proposal to develop an innovation focused programme to support individuals and business with an innovative commercial concept and/or product through a mentor-based programme.
  • The Innovator Programme will be available to selected applicants with an identifiable innovative commercial concept and/or product. Participants will complete a mentor led programme that aims to assist them in further developing their innovative idea through the design, product development and scale-up stage in order to successfully launch their commercialised product and/or concept.
  • The Programme will involve the following stages:
    • Promotion – Activities associated with the promotion and recruitment of candidates into the programme.
    • Assessment – Assessment of applications, and initial assessment of individual development plan requirements for successful applicants;
    • Module Delivery – Assistance provided to successful applicants through mentor led modules aimed at meeting individual development plan requirements
    • Product Development Plan – Assistance provided to successful applicants to assist them to develop and complete their Product Development Plan and Prospectus
    • Gate Review – Detailed review and feedback of Product Development Plan by Here for Gladstone Gate Review Panel; and
    • Approval – Successful applicants may receive further financial and other assistance from the Company to support them to commercialise and/or launch their product.

We are currently designing our programme ready for launch in mid 2020.


Expression of Interest:  Programme Management Contract

We are managing a Expression of Interest process to engage the services of a Programme Manager to facilitate the management of this Programme in partnership with Here for Gladstone.

Documents relating to this Expression of Interest are available here:

Innovator Program EOI Details

Innovator Program Scope

Program Management Contract DRAFT

Rio Tinto Supplier Code of Conduct

Rio Tinto General Conditions Supplier Services

Program Management Application Form Part A & B





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