SMIG – Integrated smart testbeds for the mining industry
Luleå University of Technology
The degree of automation and digitalisation are constantly growing in the mining industry. Mining companies, for example, invest a lot into removing people from the production front, aiming at improving both safety and efficiency. The SMIG testbed is for test and demonstration of intelligent mining technologies supporting innovation that are need for the mining industry in the future.
The development requires new solutions and products, solutions and products that need to be tested in reliable and efficient test beds. A first step of the project is to map the current situation to identify possibilities for test activities and product development. A first version of an integrated, smart test bed will be produced. The new test bed must be able to handle several delicate problems. For example, the test bed should be able to take into account if there is competition between participating actors because all actors may not want to share all their results. Other important aspects are related to business models to develop how the SMIG test bed will be financed and organised, and how can it support evaluation of new business models. The testbed will be demonstrated in a number of use cases.
SMIG is a collaboration project with the strategic innovation program PiiA.