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Sandvik Test Mine is looking for partners to develop a cutting-edge e-learning ecosystem for the most challenging industrial settings. 

Sandvik Test Mine is looking for partners to develop a cutting-edge e-learning ecosystem for the most challenging industrial settings. The first use-case is safety training, while the platform is built in a scalable way with options for plug-ins.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is the leader in digitalization within the mining industry. The developed solution needs to meet the high digitization standards set by the organization.

Sandvik Test Mine is looking for partners that can bring validated solutions for the consumption of e-learning content, adapt and develop their existing platform to the needs of a mining environment, and design the learning journey to fit the end-user needs.

Disruptive and advanced technologies for the consumption of the e-learning content and the scalability and ease of integration of the platform are a strong advantage.

Key Dates

27.01 – Application Opens
28.02 – Application Closes
18.03 – Invitations To Selection Day
02.04 – Selection Day @ Tampere

What is the solution
environment like?

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a leading supplier of equipment, tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and rock excavation industries. With customers demanding ever greater productivity to ensure profitability, we are providing the cutting-edge solutions needed to succeed. Our equipment and services help our customers in every corner of the world to mine and excavate rock safer and more productively.

In this case, we are focusing on Sandvik Test Mine, but considerations should be made for the solution to be usable across other mines in the future..

In Sandvik Test Mine personnel and guests are trained on a daily basis to ensure safe and effective operations and visits to the mines.

Most of the training happens on-site, with ambitions to have parts of the training done remotely. Training, qualifications and certifications need to be trackable, with the possibility to suggest next steps.

Experienced personnel have to retake their security training annually. This should be done in a more exciting and purposeful way and taken into consideration while planning the new platform.

What Sandvik is looking for in a Partner

Preferred Partner Validation Stage
Piloted, End-user / Client validated solutions

Technologies
Learning platforms, AR / VR / XR, IoT, E-learning content creators, Learning Management Systems

Requirements
Capabilities and capacity to provide long-term support
Exemplary user experience and design

Value Proposition from Sandvik
A successful Pilot project to be implemented in day-to-day use in the test mine
Long-term development & support agreement

Lars Melakoski is the Project Lead for this project.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me:

lars@vertical.vc
+358 50 323 8819

FAQ

This list of questions will be updated throughout the whole application period.

When and How to apply?
The application period is open until February 28 through the “Apply Now” buttons on this page.

Who can apply?
Any company with the capacity to build & maintain the platform for Sandvik’s needs.

Does my product or technology have to fit the client’s current offering?
No, it doesn’t have to. The co-creation process is designed in such a way that you will be able to explore the opportunity of adapting your product or technology to the challenges have been outlined.

Where and when will the Selection Days take place?
The 6 most promising applicants will be invited to the Selection Day in Tampere, Finland on April 2

Can companies outside of Finland apply?
Absolutely. We and our clients have worked with companies on co-creation projects from all over the world.

How many applicants will you select?
At the end of the selection process, we will invite 1-2 startups per track to participate in the programme.

Are there any participation costs?
Travel & accommodation during the Selection Day is not included.

Lars Melakoski is the Project Lead for this project.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me:

lars@vertical.vc
+358 50 323 8819

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