Prof Gideon Chitombo invited to participate as a Member of an Expert Panel by NCE on UDMN

4 Sep 2013

Prof Gideon Chitombo has been invited to participate as a Member of an Expert Panel by the Networks of Centres of Excellence  of Canada (NCE) on ULTRA DEEP MINING NETWORK (UDMN)

The NCE Secretariat is currently recruiting internationally recognized individuals eminent in the area of  Deep Earth Mining below, with expertise in research and development (R&D), product innovation and commercialization delivery and management, public-private sector collaborations; and the Canadian business sector landscape, to participate as members of an Expert Panel review

The UDMN is a business driven consortium founded by the mineral industry, Oil & Gas industry, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), academic institutions, industry agencies, research facilities, and government.

Managed through the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), the UDMN levers collaborative, networked solution teams to solve critical private sector research and development (R&D) challenges that impact resource extraction in ultra deep mining environments (>8,000 feet) and deep tight shale hydrocarbon reservoirs. Addressing these challenges will result in increased productivity, decreased worker risk, lower energy utilization, and lower production costs, leading to performance and efficiency improvements and increased shareholder value.

The UDMN will increase industry capacity and private-sector investments in Canadian R&D. It will increase commercial uptake of R&D through business development of SMEs in the supply and service sectors, and by providing industrial living laboratories for beta testing of new products.

Through strong industry and academic connections, the UDMN is poised to help train the next generation, bridge the knowledge and technology transfer gap, and help innovators invent new and better technologies for ultra deep mining. And in doing so, the UDMN will position Canada as an international leader, helping companies tackle development and operations challenges in some of the deepest mines in the world.

The meeting will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on 2nd-4th  October 2013