Amira Global is proud to announce a new agreement with the National Center for Piloting Technologies for Mining in Chile.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – the most recent addition to the Amira Global Alliance – will help Members to fast-track innovation into a commercial product.

Amira Global CEO Dr Jacqui Coombes described the MOU as a “milestone”, marking the starting point of greater opportunities for Members.

 “I thank the National Centre for Piloting Technologies in Mining for joining our global alliance of visionary organisations dedicated to improving the mining sector,” Dr Coombes said.

“Our organisations share common objectives, particularly the promotion and implementation of breakthrough technology. Amira Global’s goal is deliver transformational research and development, and innovation into the mining community.

The MOU will be managed by Amira Global Head of Global Alliances Patricio Pastorelli, who is based in Chile.

In announcing the MOU with Dr Coombes, National Centre of Piloting Technologies for Mining General Manager Mr Patricio Aguilera said:  “The National Pilotage Center is called upon to contribute to making Chile a benchmark, a leader in terms of technology validation, both those that are developed locally, as well as international ones, incorporating high quality standards and more agile implementation processes that allow innovation projects reach the mining markets faster.”

The National Center of Piloting Technologies for Mining is focused on detecting, promoting and developing new technologies for mining. Technology is tested at the Center in realistic conditions to validate market potential. The Center is formed by the University of Chile, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the Federico Santa María Technical University, the University of Antofagasta, and the Association of Companies for Innovation, Minnovex.

The agreement will immediately open new opportunities for Members of Amira Global and those working with the National Center of Piloting Technologies in Mining. As Amira Global Members span the mining value chain and include Tier 1 and 2 mining operators, junior mining operators and exploration companies, and a wide range of METS, the benefits will be significant for the broader mining community.

For more information about the MOU, please contact Amira Global Head of Global Alliances Patricio Pastorelli on +56 9 6320 1556 or