Real-time particle size analysis for mines

What we are looking for?

Between 10% and 15% of the material extracted from the mine does not meet the size standards for the crushing process (oversized greater than 1 m3), requiring an additional blasting process. This decreases the productivity of the extraction process, so a technology is needed that provides accurate and objective information about the particle size (granulometry) of the material extracted from the mine.


Chilean capital mining company specialized in the exploitation of medium-sized copper deposits.


Its operations are located in the Atacama region, Chile, with various points of extraction and processing of this mineral.


EBITDA 2021 and 2022 of US$ 185 and 142 million respectively.



How will we evaluate your solution?

Accurately characterizing particle size in real-time with a precision level of over 90%.
Ideally, the technology should be adaptable to different mine conditions: during extraction, loading, and at the portal, and should be easy to install and uninstall.
It must operate under conditions of underground mining with low visibility, high humidity, and vibration.

We are expecting to find

Granulometry classifier through real-time imaging, scanning, or laser technology.

Recommendations to apply

Review the current opportunities in detail and evaluate whether your technology solves the challenge posed.

Do it without interruptions: find a space in your schedule, a quiet place that allows you to concentrate while you complete your application.

Focus on how your technology fits the opportunity: how your technology would achieve the result expected by the large company. Give accurate data and explain the process in detail.

Your commercial maturity matters to us: the more information you provide us about your commercial maturity (revenue, financing rounds, investors, etc.), the more chances you will have of being selected.

Tell us about your experience with other companies that have had a relevant impact.

Provide additional information that can help us understand the impact of your technology: we highly value your videos, presentations, brochures, success stories, etc…

Apply early: the sooner you submit your application, the more time we have to learn about your solution.

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March 15 to May 14, 2023

Interviews 1:1

May 17 to June 9, 2023

Finalists selection

June 13, 2023

POC plan mentoring

June 14 to 23, 2023

Value proposition days

June 27 to 30, 2023

Proof of Concept Implementation

July to September 2023