CRC ORE undertakes and promotes technology development and implementation for the global minerals industry. Its prime directive is to identify and implement innovation that can improve operational value and reverse the marked trend of declining productivity over the last decade.
CRC ORE has an applied innovation, technology development and technology transfer focus rather than fundamental research. This is based on the view that there is abundant existing and latent technology already available which has not been integrated on mining sites or needs to be accessed from other sectors.
CRC ORE’s management and board has extensive mining industry experience and understand the operational challenges of business improvement.
CRC ORE commenced in mid-2010 and was recently awarded a further six year Federal funding term commencing in July 2015. $34.4m of Federal funding will be matched by industry participant cash contributions. Together with in-kind support this means the current six year term of CRC ORE will be supported by over $100m of investment to achieve critical mass and capacity.
This support was achieved despite the current difficult business cycle in the minerals sector.
Plus a group of METS Associates
Kellogg’s Institute (KIN)
University of Adelaide
The University of Queensland