SMART is an association of mining companies that coordinate the technology development needed by the mining industry. At this link is a list of the member companies.

SMART “recognizes the need for the establishment of a worldwide database that continuously collects mining equipment metrics related to productivity and cost. The data is validated to common definitions and analyzed to provide participating companies with regular reports that allow them to understand their position and resultant opportunities.”

SMART sponsors Learning Seminars.

SMART also sponsors collaborative research, including: