From idea to innovation: Key strategies to ensure the development of technologies that will generate benefits for the mineral processing industry
For the past 15 years, COREM, with its unique approach in research, has created numerous innovations for the mineral processing industry. Its highly qualified team, flexible pilot plant and complete laboratories are fundamental in the success of the organisation, but being able to rely on key strategies has also shown to be essential in maximizing the hit rate of COREM’s research program. Always keeping a well-balanced research program portfolio, working with the right partners at the right time or collecting information to have a deep understanding of the end user’s constraints are just a few examples of such strategies. The integration of this approach in the management of the research program will be presented. Also, actual success stories that generated important benefits for the gold and iron ore industry will serve as examples to illustrate the importance of these strategies.