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Newcrest Mining and Unearthed Solutions use crowdsourcing to solve technical challenges

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Global Mining Review,

Newcrest Mining has partnered with Unearthed Solutions to create an online platform that aims to draw on the global collective wisdom of ‘the crowd’ to solve particular technical challenges in the mining sector.

The Newcrest Crowd is a crowdsourcing platform that unleashes real-life business problems to innovators around the world, challenging them through the form of an online competition. These challenges provide access to large operational data sets, financial prizes, and opportunities for ongoing collaboration.

Gavin Wood, Chief Information and Digital Officer, said: "We can harness innovative thinkers anywhere in the world, find solutions more cost-efficiently while freeing up our people to do their day job. This platform enables us to tap into vast international networks of innovators which are highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced."

The Newcrest Hydrosaver competition, which involved predicting tailings underflow density to enable better water recycling, received more than 750 potential solutions from 12 countries.

Newcrest Mining's partnership with Unearthed reflects how Victorian-based mining businesses are connecting with other local businesses and global resources experts to drive new trade and investment to create local jobs.

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