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Mining Hub opens registration for 15 Open Innovation challenges

The Mining Hub – the first open innovation hub in the world, subsidized by 22 miners and 16 suppliers, opens registration for the fifth challenge cycle of its open innovation program, called M-START. Sign up for our open innovation challenges at The program is an opportunity for startups and innovation ecosystems that want to get closer to the mining sector, who can apply to propose solutions to the challenges related to the themes: Operational efficiency, Alternative Energy Sources, Water Management, Waste Management, Development and Safety and Operational Health.

Registration is open for the challenges until November 29.

The novelty of this cycle is the possibility of participating in M-Growth, a program that helps startups in the development of their business model, through an exclusive methodology involving great mentors and exchange of experiences with professionals of reference in the market. In other words, much more the possibility of creating and developing the POC, your idea can be chosen to receive this exclusive benefit from the Mining Hub team.

Benefits of M-Start

Investment possibility for validation of POCs.
Work together with Neo Ventures team.
Access to mining infrastructure and support from technical staff.
Networking with professionals in the mining sector and entrepreneurs.
Monitoring for the implementation of Proofs of Concept in mining companies (POCs)


About M-Start

It is the Mining Hub program that focuses on developing solutions to common challenges selected by companies associated with the Mining Hub through Proofs of Concept (POC)!

Currently, the Mining hub brings together mining companies such as:  Alcoa, Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, ArcelorMittal, Aura Minerals, Bemisa, CBA, CBMM, CSN, Gerdau, J. Mendes, Jaguar Mining, Kinross, Lundin Mining, Mining Morro do Ipê, MRN, Nexa Resources, RHI Magnesita, Samarco, Usiminas, Vale and Yamana Gold

And also the suppliers: Accenture, Barbosa Mello, Clariant, Hilti, Honeywell, ISQ, Kluber, Lhoist, Martin Engineering, Metso: Outotec, Microsoft, Sascar, Sotreq, ThermoFisher, Thyssenkrupp, and Vulkan.

The Mining Hub has the support of the Brazilian Mining Institute (IBRAM), has Neo Ventures as its Corporate Accelerator, and occupies the 5th floor at the WeWork unit – Rua Sergipe 1440, in Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais.

Learn more at M-START


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