The program entailed some early stage product/market-fit and market validation research done from home, and it was crowned by a delegation trip to Arizona, the second largest mining state in the USA.
“Market research confirmed that there is substantial potential for our solutions in the US. While there are fewer underground mines than in other markets, there are real hot spots for mining induced seismicity where we can make a huge difference.”, says Emil Svanberg, RockSigma CEO.
A delegation of Swedish tech companies, with a common interest in mining, spent a few days in Tucson and the surrounding area, meeting with various stakeholders in the regional mining ecosystem. Between site visits, intense conference sessions and networking opportunities, the trip to Tucson achieved, over a few days, what would otherwise have been months of work.
“We will work hard to maintain laser focus as we continue our internationalization, and there are a number of potential US-based clients that will be part of our strategy going forward. Strategies are great, but real traction is what ultimately creates focus”, Svanberg goes on to say.
In addition to the formal program, during a night off RockSigma had the pleasure to challenge the delegation to a game of Pickleball, a fast growing game crossing tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The game was played in a friendly while competitive spirit, and there is no need to announce the winner. If you were there, you know.
RockSigma would like to thank Business Sweden, Swedish Mining Innovation and the other tech companies in the delegation for a great program and the many rewarding meetings during the trip.
Business Sweden is commissioned by the Government and the Swedish industry to help Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden.
Swedish Mining Innovation is a strategic innovation programme, part of a joint investment in strategic innovation areas (SIP) by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.