Transferring new technologies to operations

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 90, No. 1006, 1997

Michel Lefebvre, Noranda Mining and Exploration Inc., Montreal, Quebec, and André Piché, Mining and Exploration Division, Noranda Technology Centre, Pointe Claire, Quebec

Every organization performing R&D is faced with the challenge of introducing new technologies to its operations. Difficulties must be overcome if companies are to realize the benefits anticipated from such developments. This paper outlines the difficulties encountered in transferring to operations various technologies developed at the Mining and Exploration Division of the Noranda Technology Centre. The approach used in the selection of a privileged partner for the technology transfer, the criteria motivating the choice and the process followed to establish the partnership are presented.
Keywords: Automation, Technology transfer.
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