National industrial validation competition: CNP launches Impacta Mining 2020 to pilot new technologies

Entrepreneurs, companies and startups can apply ➡ until April 30th.

«We summoned this national contest, Impacta Minería 2020, which seeks to support the reactivation of the innovation ecosystem and technological businesses,» explains Patricio Aguilera, general manager of the National Pilot Center, CNP (for its acronym in spanish).

The National Pilot Center, CNP, invites technology entrepreneurs to apply for the national Impacta Minería 2020 contest until April 30th at ➡ The winning project gets a prize of 50 million chilean pesos for the design, preparation and execution of industrial pilotage, with access to test sites in real mining operations.

“With this national call of Impacta Minería 2020, we seek to support the ecosystem of innovation and technology businesses. After the application period on the digital platform, we will be able to provide the industrial piloting service to the winning project in the coming months ”, explains Patricio Aguilera, general manager of the National Piloting Center.

If you are an entrepreneur and have developed a functional prototype of your innovation, this is your opportunity to test your invention in real pilot spaces. Reaching industrial scale will allow you to accelerate the process of inserting your technology into mining.
“We want to support national talent and ingenuity, so that their innovations can be linked to the industry. That way, the ‘made in Chile’ technology will be able to contribute to the transformation required by the mining industry, ”Aguilera points out.

The CNP is made up of the University of Chile, the Technical University Federico Santa María, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the University of Antofagasta and Minnovex, an association of mining suppliers. It is a project with the support of Corfo.
In addition to these institutions, recognized for their commitment to the technological development of the country, the Impacta Minería 2020 contest is supported by the Alta Ley corporation and the Expande program, whose representatives will be part of the evaluation committee and the jury.

Impacta Minería 2020

The winner will have coverage of operational expenses for design, preparation and execution of the industrial test of their innovation, for a maximum value of 50 million pesos. Additionally, the activities and the test site will be organized and coordinated by the CNP, after the winning project is known.

The areas to which you can apply are: underground mining; hydrometallurgical processes; mineral processing and concentration; foundry and refinery; tailings and environmental sustainability. And the technologies or inventions may be focused on: new reagents or materials; new electromechanical equipment or components; new instrumentation, control, automation, operations robotization, data analysis and artificial intelligence systems.

Apply until April 30th: Impacta Minería 2020 Contest.