JKTech Pty Ltd is an independent partner assisting mine sites to achieve future production targets through advisory services and training across the value chain. 

JKTech is the technology transfer company for the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at The University of Queensland (UQ). Our role is to take viable research outcomes and transfer them to the international minerals industry.

JKTech was formed in 1986 as the Commercial Division of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and was subsequently incorporated as a company in 2001, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland via its holding company UQ Holdings Pty Ltd. The company operates under a Board of Directors with Neville Plint as the Managing Director.

Our team of engineers has extensive experience in the minerals industry and we are committed to delivering value to our international client base. We offer a range of innovative solutions for the minerals industry aimed at increasing productivity and metal recovery. These specialist products and services include:

  • Technical Consulting (geometallurgy, mining, processing, and mineralogy) 
  • Software (JKSimMet, JKSimFloat, JKMultiBal, JKSimBlast, JKVBOC) 
  • Testing Equipment (ore breakage characterisation, flotation characterisation)
  • Laboratory Services (metallurgical testing and piloting) 
  • Professional Development (training courses and workshops)

We work closely with researchers at the Sustainable Minerals Institute’s JKMRC and share premises at UQ’s Experimental Mine. The JKMRC is an internationally renowned minerals industry research and postgraduate education facility. The Centre’s staff and students work closely with many of the world's leading mining and mineral processing companies and other research institutions on a wide range of projects in Australia and overseas.