At the Universidad Católica’s Anacleto Angelini Innovation Center, the InnoMine 2016 contest was launched today. In it, 30 researchers can win a week in Germany to visit innovative companies of the mining field.
This initiative calls researchers and entrepreneurs to present projects to improve the mining industry’s competitiveness, specifically in the areas of water, energy, smart mining, new products and new technologies.
The contest is receiving applications as of today, is organized by Fraunhofer Research Chile and has collaboration from the AMTC, which will host a special event in March 21st presenting German researchers who won a similar contest in their country and that will visit Chile to share their experiences.
The presentation breakfast, atended by nearly 50 people, was opened by Dr. Frank Treppe, chief of institutional and international strategies of Fraunhofer Gesellsschaft and chairman of Fraunhofer Chile Research, who introduced general aspects of Fraunhofer’s activities. Then Juan Bosch, general manager of Fraunhofer Chile Research, presented the main features of the Innomine initiative. Later Mauro Valdés, president of the Alta Ley mining program, presented the technologic roadmap for the Chilean mining, designed by his organization. Dr. Werner Platzer, director of CSET, presented some mining-oriented solar energy projects. Finally, Carlos Saffie, Fraunhofer’s business development manager, showed some nanotechnology projects, also aimed towards Chilean mining.
The contest is open until February 16th, 2017. Terms of participation and application forms can be downloaded from the Fraunhofer Chile Research’s website.