The #DisruptMining challenge is accelerating the pace of innovation by offering entrepreneurs a platform to bring disruptive and exponential technologies to the mining industry.
Now in its third year, #DisruptMining aims to encourage new ideas, foster new technologies, and generate new opportunities to tackle the mining industry’s most vexing challenges, such as:
- Unlocking exploration opportunities
- Finding operational and production efficiencies
- Reducing the environmental footprint and delivering on sustainability commitments
- Developing alternative ways to finance mines and capital projects.
The initiative motivates people with exponential technologies and rogue ideas, with a CAD$1 million capital opportunity to bring their disruption to the industry.
Finalists will pitch their competing innovations to a “shark-tank”- style panel of cross-industry leaders at a live finale event held in Toronto on 3 March 2019 during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) annual convention. More than 500 mining executives, investors and financiers will be in attendance, each looking for that one revolutionary idea that will get them to the future of mining, faster.
Proceeds from the #DisruptMining event will support the future of the mining industry through innovation-focused scholarships.
#DisruptMining is presented by CEEC sponsor Goldcorp.