CRC ORE - Highlights from the CEO
- 10 research projects
- 6 workshops
- 2 new site studies
- 1 Australian conference sponsorship
- 3 Participant technical specialists embedded with CRC ORE on collaborative projects
- 2 published papers
- 1 international conference presentation
It has been another hectic few months for CRC ORE and its Participants. Meeting with and facilitating engagements between our Participants has certainly been the dominant theme. This focus on connecting collaborative partnerships is fundamental in our pursuit of accelerating the “prototype to product” cycle time. This is one of the central tenets of CRC ORE’s newly released Strategic Plan.
Our strategic refocus and new innovation pathway has driven the line-up at our upcoming CRC ORE Annual Assembly (30 November in Perth). The agenda has been designed to show how CRC ORE is pursuing its mandate of delivering innovative technologies and methodologies for immediate application in the minerals industry. We will be taking a practical look into how CRC ORE is acting as a linkage and facilitator between research, technology development and site implementation. Importantly, we are also focussing on how CRC ORE acts as an integrator, combining existing point solutions and novel technologies to achieve improved whole-of-system value.
Perhaps the most significant recent development at CRC ORE has been our new materials handling, or “RaptORE” concept. Developed with our partners at Hatch, Mining3 (formerly CRC Mining) and Orica, this technology appears to significantly enhance the value proposition of Grade Engineering® at operational sites. It has gained very strong traction with our mining participants and will be the focus of much discussion at our upcoming Implementation Council meeting in December.
We trust you will enjoy this CRC ORE update and look forward to catching up with many of you in Perth at the CRC ORE Annual Assembly in November.