CRC ORE's projects, aimed at realising a step-change in value across the whole-of-mine system, are delivered across five key portfolio areas.
Projects within each portfolio take technologies through the widely used Technology Readiness Level (TRL 1-9) scale of technology maturity, often referred to as ‘prototype to product’.
The first four key areas represent the early stages of the Technology Readiness Level scale, focussing on TRL3-5 activities. This involves taking technology concepts through analytical and experimental proof of concept into laboratory or desk-top validation and to an early prototype stage, which is suitable for further refinement and testing under realistic world conditions. The fifth area is CRC ORE's utilisation projects. Through its collaborative partnerships, CRC ORE undertakes testing of technologies at mine sites around the world as the platform for its research and development. This is aimed at progressing technologies through TRL 5-9.