By pooling resources, sharing research costs and making use of government funding, the various players in the industry are getting better value for their R&D spend.
From artificial solar islands to hydrogen cells using platinum membranes, miners are developing technologies to take them into a more energy-efficient future.
Risk is a constant in the mining industry but reducing it and getting executives to identify and manage it is the main issue.
Big data is aiding both exploration and day-to-day operations, allowing companies to plan far ahead
Drone technology is providing a range of innovative applications from exploration to safety and security