How we operate
Overcoming Barriers to Adoption
We believe that mining innovation helps the industry achieve significant improvements in the performance of mine operations. However, we know there are crucial barriers that impact the development and adoption of new technologies, techniques, processes and products.
CEMI’s Innovation Process is designed to overcome the Innovation and Commercialization Gap.
CEMI’s Innovation Approach: Closing the Gaps
Measure of Success
A key measure of success for a mining relevant innovation is that it bridges both gaps–innovation and commercialization. Only with the delivery of a proven market-ready product or service, is innovation successful.
CEMI achieves this by cutting across both gaps through the:
- Advancing of Technical Innovations: CEMI helps to overcome the technical obstacles of the innovation gap.
- Facilitating Commercialization of Mining Innovation: CEMI’s helps address gaps associated with the commercial viability of innovation within the complex operational environment.
Innovation at CEMI: A Rigorous Process
Our approach to commercializing innovation is disciplined, focused and purposeful.
Building on the elements of CEMI’s Innovation Equation ( INNOVATION = RD + I&C) and by systematically adhering to our Innovation Process to bridge existing gaps, we ensure that mining innovations are sustainable and economically feasible for the industry today and tomorrow.