The Geopyörä is a reliable low-cost breakage characterisation test for geometallurgical mapping, which was conceived and developed at the University of Oulu in Finland. The new test was designed to allow mining companies to better understand the variability of rock strength and minimise risks in comminution circuit design and productivity. The project was funded by Business Finland and carried out by the Oulu Mining School in collaboration with Mechatronics and Machine Design Research Group.
Members of both the research and business development teams have strong academic and industry experience both in the field of mineral processing and geometallurgy, as well as in mechanical engineering design. The members of the business team have a track history in business development and entrepreneurship.
The Steering Group
The steering group has been constructed to cover all key aspects of the route to market, including both academics and representatives of the mining and metallurgical laboratory testing industry.