As part of Heading to PERUMIN activities, PERUMIN Hub was introduced as a program aimed at promoting the development of innovative solutions to mining industry challenges and support the commercial take-off of already successful solutions. “With this initiative, innovators groups will have the opportunity to connect directly with relevant companies of the sector and showcase their projects and technological creations” explained Claudia Cooper, president of the Executive Committee of PERUMIN 35.
For the purposes thereof, PERUMIN Hub proposes a work scheme based on collaboration involving leading entities in innovation and mining, both within the national territory and abroad, so that the solutions respond to a true demand from this industry and are supported for their consolidation.
“PERUMIN gives us the opportunity to take innovation to another level, through PERUMIN Hub, the top open innovation program in the mining sector in Peru. The sum of efforts starting with the organization and through intelligent networking spaces, will facilitate innovations consolidation that respond to specific challenges of mining companies”, said Pamela Antonioli, General Manager of the Peru Mining Innovation Hub.
Today, the program is in the initial phase where, for the first time, mining companies in a joint effort, will identify specific challenges that the PERUMIN Hub program will extend to the innovators community. These challenges will respond to three major priority areas: Environment and Sustainability, Water Resources and Mining 4.0. This prioritization was carried out through a high-level committee formed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), GERENS Graduate School and the Economic and Social Research Consortium (CIES).
Once the challenges have been established, “Matchmaking” spaces will take place, which will reinforce the proposals and explore potential collaborations. Said proposals may be submitted during the competition stage. An evaluation committee will select the finalist works that will be showcased in September 202, within the Heading to PERUMIN framework.
They encourage the participation of more companies
The president of the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers (IIMP), Víctor Gobitz, welcomed this program development, as the result of an alliance between the IIMP (Heading to PERUMIN official organizer) and the Peru Mining Innovation Hub. “We encourage organizations of the mining industry to be part of this initiative, which is also a good alternative to bring mining closer to different areas and audiences” said Gobitz.
PERUMIN Hub was introduced during the IIMP Mining Thursday, where José Carlos de Piérola also participated, he is an expert in mining and sustainability and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Pablo de la Flor, executive director of the National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE); and Fernando Lucchini, executive president of Alta Ley Corpotation.
It should be noted that the event has the support of important national and international allies such as the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), the Mining Hub, Alta Ley, the National Society of Industries (SNI), SNMPE, Linkminers, the Mining Cluster in South Peru, the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (AUSTRADE), Idi Network, the Center for Studies on Mining and Sustainability (CEMS), the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Universidad del Pacífico (UP), TECSUP, CETEMIN, Fraunhofer Chile, the Center for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), the Integrated Piloting Center for Mining Technologies (CIPTEMIN), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), GERENS Graduate School, the Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CIES), the National Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC), the Antofagasta Scale Ventures (ASV), among others.