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Breakthrough Solution of the Year

Open to miners, producers, processors, equipment makers, exchanges, clearing houses, recyclers, technology providers, software creators, end-users and others contributing to the metals value chain.

This category acknowledges the work of an organization instrumental in taking a promising metals production technology or process, trading platform or software tool and expanding its use or impact. The award recognizes innovators or first movers, as well as those with the perseverance to transform an existing process or make it remarkably better.

Judges will focus on the research, development and commercialization of ingenious and cost effective-ways to enhance one or more of the following key objectives: greater efficiency, higher productivity, better quality and lower environmental impact. The scope of the award ranges from raw materials supply, through primary production and further processing, to the trading and end-user interface.

The independent judging panel will consider any metals production technology or process launched, patented or fundamentally improved since January 2016. Technologies operating in pilot facilities or initial phases will be considered.

The online nomination form requires:
(300 word maximum per criteria, company profile
and nomination summary)

  • Company name
  • Country of headquarters
  • Contact information for nominator and CEO
  • Company profile
  • Breakthrough Solution of the Year summary
  • Specified judging criteria

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
  • Net job growth (projected)
  • Results (non-financial)
  • Scope
  • Technologically proven


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