NORCAT and Centro Nacional de Pilotaje Chile (CNP) Partner to Accelerate Innovation and Technology Adoption in the Global Mining Industry

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Santiago, Chile. NORCAT, a global leader in the development and provision of skilled labour training and innovation services, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement with Santiago-based mining technology and innovation centre Centro Nacional de Pilotaje Chile (CNP), to work together to enhance and accelerate innovation and technology adoption in the global mining industry.

As defined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the primary objective is to establish and build a long-term relationship and work together on a variety of initiatives related to developing and delivering mine worker education and training programs, enhancing innovation and technology adoption, and improving the commercialization of academic applied research serving the mining industry.

"We are very excited to collaborate with CNP as it allows both organizations to engage a broader network of mining companies, mine workers, tech ventures, capital markets, and academic research to creatively address both the opportunities and challenges facing the global mining industry." cites Don Duval, NORCAT CEO. "Ultimately, this partnership demonstrates the importance and value of collaborating across borders to make a meaningful and sustainable impact in the mining industry."

In the near-term, CNP and NORCAT will work together to offer mine worker training and development programs to Chilean mining companies and contractors and develop an operating model to enable mining tech companies to develop, test, and demonstrate emerging technologies both in Chile and in Sudbury at NORCAT’s Underground Centre.

On January 23rd, 2019 CNP will host industry leaders to present the Primer Encuentro de Validación Tecnológica para la Minería and NORCAT will discuss its role as the global "one-stop shop" for all that is the future of mining technology and how it has created a vibrant tech ecosystem at the NORCAT Underground Centre.

For more information about NORCAT and the Underground Centre, please visit or contact Lindsay Lane | NORCAT | | 705.521.8324 x337


NORCAT is a leader in skilled labour training and innovation services focused on developing and delivering programs, services, and resources that enhance productivity and safety in the global skilled labour industries.