Technological innovation and Canadian coal mining

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 78, No. 877, 1985

T.S. COCHRANE, Director, Mining Research Laboratories, CANMET, EMR Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

Technological innovation is an extremely complex activity. The author presents his interpretation of innovation and the innovative process. He reviews the strategy used by participants in coal mining innovation in the past and discusses changes required to meet the challenges of the future.
Mots Clés: Coal mining, Technology, Technological innovation, Technology transfer, Research and development, Resources, Production, Reserves.