NORCAT has officially launched the NORCAT Open Innovation Challenge in partnership with Vale, one of the world’s largest mining companies. The NORCAT Open Innovation Challenge is looking to identify technology-enabled solutions to solve problem areas as identified by Vale; specifically issues related to acid management, underground operator alertness and excessive water and run off material in underground mines.
The NORCAT Open Innovation Challenge is open to innovative startups, entrepreneurs and problem solvers from across Canada and beyond. Successful applications must have the capacity and confidence to develop and deploy a proof-of-concept inside one of Vale’s operations in Sudbury, Ontario by March 2021. Successful candidates will receive technical oversight and feedback from Vale over a four-month period to prepare for product development and testing prior to completion and installation.
More information on the NORCAT Open Innovation Challenge can be found in the attached media release and at https://norcat.org/innovation/open-innovation-challenge.html.