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Sudbury research facility partnering with Peruvian university

Partnership to promote Canadian mining advancements
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Dr. Moises Ronald Vázquez Caicedo Ayras (left), president at the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú (UNCP), and Douglas Morrison, president and CEO of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) shake hands following the signing of a memorandum of understanding that lays out the framework for a new partnership between the two organizations. (Supplied photo)

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) is partnering with a Peruvian university to help promote advancements in mining in Canada and Perú.

On Feb. 5, CEMI, a Sudbury-based mining research organization, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding to partner with the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú.

CEMI said the MOU is the first step to establishing a partnership “to advance mining innovation programs that include technology and knowledge transfer, demonstration projects, skills development for students, faculty and professionals.”

The organization said the partnership would mutually benefit the organizations.

CEMI’s focus is on step-change innovation and commercialization of technical developments in mine safety, productivity, and environmental performance, while UNCP focuses on the development of research capacity in mining, mineral processing and exploration geophysics.

“Together, the organizations will better promote the advancement and competitiveness of mutually beneficial outputs coming from the technology being developed by Canadian small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and application of those technologies in the following strategic themes: water management, sustainable environment, mining and safety,” CEMI said in the release.

It’s expected more business opportunities in both countries will follow as a result of the partnership.