It is estimated that more than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This places immense pressure on rock and minerals processing industry: what doesn’t grow, needs to be excavated and recycled more and more efficiently. In addition to minerals, natural sand dug from river and ocean beds is a diminishing resource, and new replacing materials like crushed sand need to be developed and taken into use. More focus is also needed to improve energy efficiency – today, some 4% of the world’s energy production is used in rock and minerals processing.
If you are interested in finding out how industrial design and digitalization can help build more sustainable solutions and a better future for all of us see the video clip of my presentation at the Helsinki Design Week 2017. You can find the slide deck in Finnish below.
Chief Digital Officer