Sustainability

Open Innovation

Open Innovation

Do it together. Make it happen. Improve lives. These are important promises for Vale and are directly connected to our purpose. We seek to foster open innovation, a new way of learning together. We believe that talent is beyond our walls and that collaboration can help us build new possibilities, accelerating the resolution of big challenges, generating shared value, and driving powerful transformations.

This portal will help strengthen relationships and co-create solutions with entrepreneurs, start-ups, research centers, universities, investors, mentors, accelerators, governments, communities and others, so that we can transform the future. Together.

This portal will help strengthen relationships and co-create solutions with entrepreneurs, start-ups, research centers, universities, investors, mentors, accelerators, governments, communities and others, so that we can transform the future. Together.

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Futures Screening: Be part of the Future of Vale

We want to find out what we don't know! Therefore, we are looking for partners with high innovative potential to help us build the Vale of the future, contributing to the resolution of our most strategic problems in six main themes: safety, dams, low carbon, insights throughout the value chain, digital work environment and digital inclusion.

We invite companies from all over the world with solutions to join our innovation executive showcases and database, connecting with the main business areas of Vale and collaborating with us in the implementation of new technological solutions.

We invite companies from all over the world with solutions to join our innovation executive showcases and database, connecting with the main business areas of Vale and collaborating with us in the implementation of new technological solutions.

Do you have a product or service that has already been tested and validated, even if outside the mining sector?

Is your product or service related to any of the six main themes mentioned above?

Enter our evaluation process for an opportunity to present your pitch and connect with the Vale’s business teams.

Find out more about the Futures Screening program

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Do you have a product or service that has already been tested and validated, even if outside the mining sector?

Is your product or service related to any of the six main themes mentioned above?

Enter our evaluation process for an opportunity to present your pitch and connect with the Vale’s business teams.

Find out more about the Futures Screening program

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Safety

Dams

Low Carbon

Insights across Value Chain

Digital
Workspace

Digital Inclusion

We will achieve our goal of zero fatalities through smart process and technology.

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Operation and maintenance of rail and bulk stock yards
  • Explosives Handling
  • Autonomous pelletizing
  • Railway operation and maintenance

Our goal is to enable the management and recharacterization of more robust, reliable, connected geotechnical structures that are primarily aimed at safety.

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Safety in the dam’s operations
  • Collection of information about dam’s health
  • Increased safety and stability of structures
  • Simulated and alert systems

We aim to reduce the company's carbon emissions by 33% by 2030 and by 15% of its supply chain emissions by 2025.

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Material and cargo transportation
  • Process and fuel optimization
  • Long distance logistics
  • Energy Generation
  • ESG - Platform and Data Analysis

We intend to leverage mine planning and geoscience practices to world-class standards and integrate them into value chain operational plans and timelines

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Geological knowledge
  • Precision planning and topography
  • Traceability and Forecasting
  • Energy Generation
  • Integration and decision-making optimizers

We want to rethink the workplace, now more digital, to optimize individual and team productivity, collaboration and the overall experience.

  • Productivity and agility in remote work
  • Communication, location and access to information
  • Accessibility for people with special needs (PCD)
  • Employee wellbeing

We hope to connect and strengthen digital empowerment, creating opportunities for communities.

  • Connectivity with the communities surrounding Vale's operations
  • Community empowerment and digital literacy through content
  • Community empowerment and digital literacy through a platform
  • Devices for Digital Accessibility

Be part of our database

Safety

Dams

Low Carbon

Insights across Value Chain

Digital
Workspace

Digital Inclusion

We will achieve our goal of zero fatalities through smart process and technology.

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Operation and maintenance of rail and bulk stock yards
  • Explosives Handling
  • Autonomous pelletizing
  • Railway operation and maintenance

Our goal is to enable the management and recharacterization of more robust, reliable, connected geotechnical structures that are primarily aimed at safety.

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Safety in the dam’s operations
  • Collection of information about dam’s health
  • Increased safety and stability of structures
  • Simulated and alert systems

We aim to reduce the company's carbon emissions by 33% by 2030 and by 15% of its supply chain emissions by 2025.

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Material and cargo transportation
  • Process and fuel optimization
  • Long distance logistics
  • Energy Generation
  • ESG - Platform and Data Analysis

We intend to leverage mine planning and geoscience practices to world-class standards and integrate them into value chain operational plans and timelines

You can contribute ideas for the following areas:

  • Geological knowledge
  • Precision planning and topography
  • Traceability and Forecasting
  • Energy Generation
  • Integration and decision-making optimizers

We want to rethink the workplace, now more digital, to optimize individual and team productivity, collaboration and the overall experience.

  • Productivity and agility in remote work
  • Communication, location and access to information
  • Accessibility for people with special needs (PCD)
  • Employee wellbeing

We hope to connect and strengthen digital empowerment, creating opportunities for communities.

  • Connectivity with the communities surrounding Vale's operations
  • Community empowerment and digital literacy through content
  • Community empowerment and digital literacy through a platform
  • Devices for Digital Accessibility

Be part of our database

Opportunities to collaborate and co-create with us

Discover what we are doing in open innovation

Below are some of the initiatives in which we took part:

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How we put the theme into practice

Click on the pillars to know more

Connection to the Ecosystem

Lives sessions, co-labs, benchmarks, support in innovation events, participation in associations, hubs, federations and innovation entities.

Solution Acceleration

Mentoring, ideation programs, prototyping, acceleration with ecosystem partners, access to plants and operations, proof of concept and hiring.

Investment

Support for investment rounds.

Research & Development

Technological development, research, licensing, partnerships with companies, universities, research institutes, private and public educational institutions.

We do it all together with the ecosystem 

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