AREQUIPA, PERU — NORCAT, a global leader in skilled labour training and innovation services, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with the Hub de Innovación Minera del Peru to jointly shape the future of the mining industry. The partnership was formalized through a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony that took place on Sept. 27, 2023 inside the Canadian Pavilion at the PERUMIN 36 Mining Convention in Arequipa, Peru.
In this partnership, NORCAT and The Hub will collaborate on joint initiatives and projects aimed at fostering innovation and collaboration within the global mining industry. This focus includes promoting knowledge sharing between the Peruvian and Canadian mining ecosystem as well as deploying initiatives to improve technology procurement, adoption, and deployment within the industry.
"We are very excited to collaborate with The Hub as it allows both organizations to engage a broader network of mining companies, technology ventures, capital communities, and academic research to creatively address both the opportunities and challenges facing the global mining industry," cites Don Duval, NORCAT CEO. "Ultimately, this partnership demonstrates the importance and value of collaborating across borders to make a meaningful and sustainable impact in the mining industry."
In the near term, NORCAT and HUB will prioritize developing collaborative initiatives to promote the adoption of innovative technologies within the mining industry. This includes facilitating connections with individuals, initiatives and organizations in the respective networks that could add value to the activities and creating a framework for mining tech companies to develop, test and demonstrate emerging technologies at NORCAT's Underground Centre in Sudbury.
"Collaboration is key to promoting innovation in the mining sector," said Pamela Antonioli, CEO of The Hub. "Successfully addressing the challenges the industry faces today and in the future depends on sharing ideas with key stakeholders throughout the mining ecosystem. I am excited for future collaboration opportunities the partnership between our organizations will facilitate."
About NORCAT: One of NORCAT’s aspirational goals is to serve as the global one-stop shop for all that is the future of mining technology and innovation. To deliver on this mandate, NORCAT owns the world’s only operating underground mine designed to enable startups, small and medium enterprises, and international companies to develop, test and demonstrate emerging technologies that are poised to transform the global mining industry.
ABOUT HUB de Innovación Minera del Peru: The HUB is made up of mining sector companies and allied institutions of the innovation ecosystem. It aims to facilitate innovation in the sector through collaborative actions. Member companies and allies join The Hub to develop activities that support and promote best practices and new ideas. Sharing this knowledge will help guide the mining sector to a more positive, efficient, and sustainable future.