Who we are

We are a group of individual scientists and engineers, each with an entrepreneurial background, who have found common interests in collaborating on research, development, and innovation projects where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Initially all based in the UK, our group is now becoming pan-European, with participants also in Austria, Germany, and Bulgaria.

  • Steve Henley, PhD: mathematical geologist/geochemist; founder of Datamine mining software; database management and geological modelling
  • James Tweedie, PhD:
  • Hilco van Moerkerk: engineer (electrical and software); founder of GEOREKA Software: 3D visualization and geological modelling; researcher and software developer with experience in geological modelling software, inertial sensing, image processing, neural networks and virtual reality
  • Tim Rhodes: a highly innovative and creative engineering manager with extensive experience gained within the subsea industry. Over 35 years experience specialising in ROV software development, electronic systems, hydraulic and mechanical engineering
  • Zorana Milošević?, PhD: robotics engineer; co-founder of UNEXMIN GeoRobotics; researcher and software developer in the fields of autonomous robotics, computer vision, and machine learning.
  • Colin Morrish: mining engineer - safety specialist; rock mechanics; mine project transportation logistics & history
  • Paulina Dobrowolska: geologist with experience on hydrothermal Cu, Au-exploration projects, GEOREKA employee, likes connecting different 'geological' jigsaw puzzles into one picture
  • Milan Milanov: geologist & software developer; database-centric applications for the mining industry

The common themes

We each have our own interests and our own businesses, but we work together on European research and innovation projects.

Projects we have participated in, or continue to participate in, include
UNEXMIN (2016-2019),
UNEXUP (2020-2022), and
ROBOMINERS (2019-2023)