Inspire Resources and MineRP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on creating new digital tools for each others platforms.
The agreement is expected to lead to the development of tools for both the Mineral Impulse™ business model and the MineRP platform.
Inspire Resources is a Canada-based corporation formed in 2019 to implement a new mining-centred business model for community-owned development projects. Its current focus is transforming the design process for speed, flexibility, transparency and community participation.
“We are consulting to mining company clients who are looking for imaginative new approaches,” the company explains.
It added: “We are preparing for a time when the community becomes the customer for Mining-as-a-Service (MaaS), and we intend to be the first MaaS prime contractor.”
MineRP, meanwhile, is an independent software vendor focused on the development of a platform that serves the mining industry through integrating all mine technical systems into a single spatial temporal platform. The company is in the process of being taken over by Epiroc.
Inspire Resources President, Andy Reynolds, said: “Our discussions with MineRP began even before we incorporated Inspire Resources; we share a positive outlook on transformative opportunities in mining, and this collaboration will be a very welcome boost to the start-up path for Inspire Resources.”
Pieter Nel, CEO of MineRP, added: “MineRP realises that creating and sustaining real value to mines requires an ecosystem of partners. We are delighted to partner with mines and innovative companies like Inspire Resources to bring solutions focused on the interests of both mines and communities to the industry.”