OBTAINING A BARKSANEM™ LICENSE
Barksanem™ is the owner of the intellectual property within the Barksanem™ License, as such we may extend the usage rights within the context of a License.
Licensing grants the use of the holder’s rights without the transfer of intellectual property.
In our case, we issue a License for the comprehensive intellectual property that includes a portfolio of technologies (mining, environmental, social) targeting the self-sufficiency of mining micro-collectivities (50 to 500 population equivalents). Our Licensing agreements for our clients is comprised three distinct components:
The right to access and use our know-how / intellectual property within a specific territory.
Streamlining and structuring the production tools in order to implement the know-how.
The ability to adapt the license to the market and the territory is essential to provide the best possible products and services.
BSM™ Licenses in Africa
We currently have 3 Licenses under contract in Burkina Faso, 1 major License in Madagascar and approximately 20 Licenses in the final stages of preparation in Ivory Coast, Mali, and Niger.
Watch this space!
BSM™ Licenses in South America
We currently have 1 Master License under contract in Peru and currently building relations with local stakeholders.
ADVANTAGES OF THE LICENSE
1. TIME TO MARKET
The License allows our clients to penetrate their territory by optimizing the time of deployment of their activity by creating a complete battery of actions (a substantial asset) allowing a major gain of time towards the commercialization of extracted ore.
2. TERRITORIAL APPROACH
The License allows our clients to focus on improving their practices to meet the requirements of the market and the territory.
3. COST OPTIMIZATION
The License allows our clients to convert certain costs into revenue by delegating a specific part of the value chain to expert partners.
4. VALUE EXPERTISE
The License allows our clients to delegate responsibility for the production, assembly or placement of the product in accordance with the specifications set out in the license agreement.
5. REGULAR INCOME
The License allows our clients to optimize the management of expertise in order to create regular revenues.
Combatting fraud in the mining supply chain is one of Barksanem™ main goals. Through a ministry-wide roll-out of our technology, our secure, digitized supply chain, limits the loss in the collection of taxes and other fiscal dues as well as have better visibility of the gold mining populations.
A micro-collectivity represents, on average, 300 unbanked clients. Through a micro-collectivity centric partnership, banks, and other financial organizations gain access to these future clients, offering micro-collectivities the tools and services they need to grow and thrive.
BUSINESSES / MINERAL COOPERATIVES
Beyond the underlying aim on financial bottom line, the BSM™ License ensures financial sustainability through its unique approach to micro-collectivities. The business model considers the territory as a whole not just in terms of its extractive benefits. Self-sufficiency of micro-collectivities in economic, social, and environmental terms is not only good for the bottom line, it enables the actors to be fully compliant with international directives on human rights.