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The Mining Lab program was conceived with the purpose of supporting efforts from entrepreneurs willing to develop tech innovation projects for the metals and mining sector.

The second edition of the program will identify and connect initiatives from startup companies in Brazil, Peru, Chile, Canada and the United States.

Total funding for the program is estimated at US$ 2,400,000. And it’s equity free, meaning Nexa will not require an equity share in return. Sounds interesting? Apply to include your project now.

Learn more about the experience of the startups that have been selected on the first edition of the Mining Lab 1

115 project entries on the program’s first edition
8 startups with approved solutions on the fields of Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy.

Jones Belther

Senior Vice president Mineral Exploration and Technology

How it works

For this edition, Nexa is seeking projects providing innovative solutions in the fields of Logistics, Industrial Automation, the Internet of Things and IT, Circular Economy and Mineral Concentration.

To find out if your startup project is eligible to enter the program, read more about each one of the areas for which Nexa is searching for new solutions.

The Internet of Things

Development of solutions using information technology to eliminate any obstacles perceived in the process of mineral exploration and metallurgy process in Nexa’s plants.

  • Volumetry and quality measurement for optimization of production processes (metallurgy and mining).
  • Maximizing the adherence to the predictability of the LME.
  • Mineral reserves and resources management system.

If your startup has a developed solution or one that can be adapted for development, send us your project. Entries will be accepted up until March 31th, 2018.

Check the Rules here.

Industrial Automation

Ingenious solutions and projects capable of optimizing processes, in addition to more accurate measurements in real time and robotization of activities in the mining plants. All the while focusing on safety, sustainability and profitability. These are some of the project’s ideas Nexa is looking for:

  • Remote monitoring of operational data on Mine Assets.
  • Transport cycle optimization from the dispatch system.
  • Robotization of underground mines.

If your startup has a developed solution or one that can be adapted for development, send us your project. Entries will be accepted up until March 31th, 2018.

Check the Rules here.

Logistics

The idea is to optimize internal and external transportation processes, reducing costs and eliminating bureaucracy in document issuance. Most importantly, the projects must take safety and delivery time into consideration. Nexa is looking for ways such as:

  • Sharing Economy Freight Platforms.
  • Big Data for Logistics.
  • Blockchain for Logistics.

If your startup has a developed solution or one that can be adapted for development, send us your project. Entries will be accepted up until March 31th, 2018.

Check the Rules here.

Circular Economy

Creating process routes and solutions for solid and gas waste and effluents for the mining and metallurgy plants in which Zinc is transformed.

If your startup has a developed solution or one that can be adapted for development, send us your project. Entries will be accepted up until March 31th, 2018.

Check the Rules here.

Mineral Concentration

Researching new technology for increasing the levels of zinc, copper, lead and silver. Also for reducing the amount of gangue ore within underground mines in our units in Brazil and Peru.

If your startup has a developed solution or one that can be adapted for development, send us your project. Entries will be accepted up until March 31th, 2018.

Check the Rules here.

Rogério Rabelo

Technology and Innovation Consultant

To enter the program, you must:

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The program is an initiative of Nexa, which is supported by Techmall start-up accelerator.