Deloitte Canada and NORCAT have entered into a strategic alliance—that will help the global mining industry better understand the latest mining technology and innovation trends. This unique collaboration will combine the on-the-ground insight from companies with emerging technologies installed at the NORCAT Underground Centre and the market knowledge of Deloitte’s global mining industry team.
Deloitte and NORCAT will work together to develop and distribute thought leadership briefings that highlight, discuss, and showcase examples of emerging technologies and innovations. These briefings are poised to contribute to the continuing transformation of the global mining industry.
NORCAT is the only non-profit regional innovation centre in the world that has an operating mine designed to enable start-ups, small/medium enterprises, and international companies to develop, test, and showcase new and innovative technologies in an operating mine environment. This unique facility anchors one of the world’s leading advanced manufacturing and mining technology clusters and represents a “one-stop shop” to see future technologies and innovations that are poised to transform the global mining industry.
As a part of this partnership, Deloitte and NORCAT will release quarterly insights on catalysts and trends changing mining’s future.
Mining innovation puts people first: Designing for users’ needs
In the current backdrop where the mining industry faces numerous challenges including declining productivity and rising costs, it is imperative to adopt a user-centric approach towards innovation. This has paved the path for organizations to implement Human-Centred Design, a methodology that accelerates product development and promotes faster adoption of innovative solutions.
Deloitte and NORCAT present an insightful report that puts the spotlight on how leaders in the mining industry are adopting Human-Centred Design, and as a result are reducing human error, enhancing mine operators’ productivity, and quality of life.