Amira Global Alliances
The Amira Global Alliance is a network of organisations around the world formed to benefit Amira Global Members and our industry.
A critical element in translating and deploying new knowledge, technology, and capability rests on pathways from research and development, through innovation, testing, piloting, and upscaling.
Many great organisations have emerged to help the industry with these pathways. Amira is on a mission to connect and integrate the global network of innovation hubs, test facilities, pilot plants, and research centres so that our Members across the globe can have ready and immediate benefit from a co-ordinated approach on behalf on the mining industry.
Our ambition is again audacious, and it begins with solid action on our part when we establish alliances. This last year has seen Amira ramp up its efforts to build, nurture and activate our partnerships for mutual benefit. We have participated in shared events, made introductions between partners to foster their collaborations, and, where appropriate, brought our research projects and programs to the nexus of these interactions.
The Global Alliance can:
• facilitate technology transfer
• develop and strengthen pathways for scaling and commercialization of research and development outcomes through mining districts
• develop standards for new technology adoption
• develop global network of testing facilities to speed up scale up of new innovations
• provide knowledge about LATAM market and key connections.
A key element of these agreements is access to test lab facilities as part of the CoLabs initiative.
CoLab facilities span the mine value chain and include automation and robotics precincts, underground and open pit test beds, laboratories, digital spaces and innovation hubs.
The network of testing facilities can:
• accelerate collaboration across the ecosystem
• develop pathways for projects to enable accelerated translation and implementation of R&D outcomes
• develop and strengthen pathways for scaling and commercialisation of R&D outcomes
• de-risk R&D outcomes ahead of on-site deployment.
Amira’s CoLab Initiative is designed to develop pathways to implement R&D and innovation. This is one of Amira’s primary goals for Members; we want to help our Members to leverage research allocations to fund new technology that can be implemented with the least disruption into sites.
“With this agreement we will be sharing our insights to assist the mining sector in better using space, spatial, positioning, earth observation and Digital Twin technologies for their operations, and for the benefit of wider community and the environment” FrontierSI CEO Dr Graeme Kernich
“Industry is embedded in everything we do and a key way that we’re supporting Australia’s economic recovery. We look forward to codesigning and co-creating solutions with new industry partners” RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, Professor Calum Drummond
“The opportunity to join the CoLabs program of Amira Global is a logical further step for us in an effort to contribute significantly to the solution of global challenges. We are very much looking forward to interacting with our partners in the CoLabs program in general – and with Amira Global in particular” Director of the HIF Dr Jens Gutzmer (PhD ZA)
Amira’s GM LATAM/Head of Global Alliances, Patricio Pastorelli is leading this effort.