Centres of Innovation & Technology
“We see these centres as an ideal base to co-create, incubate and accelerate new technologies with start-ups, partners, customers and industry that directly benefit and deliver against the needs of our industry.”
- Orica Chief Scientist, Jez Smith
In August 2015, Orica launched its first Centre of Innovation and Collaboration in Santiago, Chile. The centre was created to strengthen Orica’s partnerships throughout the mining industry, while ensuring Orica remains at the forefront of innovation to enhance the productivity and sustainability of its customers’ operations.
Featuring state of the art design and technology, the Centre showcases Orica’s innovations and hosts Orica’s customers, enabling joint development of ideas, technologies and business concepts, connecting the industry in Latin America with mining specialists and thought leaders from around the globe.
The Centre in Santiago follows the established success of Orica’s dedicated global Technical Centres located in Australia, United States, Germany, Canada and Sweden with over 40 patent and design cases filed over the past five years. Orica's largest Technical Centre, situated in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales employs more than 70 chemists, physicists, geologists, software engineers and researchers.