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Evaluation of intelligence and innovation potential of mining engineers in the coal industry

The urgent nature intended for the assessment of intelligence and innovation potential of mining engineers is demonstrated. The model of the potential status change during innovation process and the actual introduction of the model in a coal mine are described. The evaluation criterion for the intelligence and innovation potential is proposed to be the innovativity factor composed of two integrants to be calculated using developed procedures. The calculation formulas, rating scales and levels of potentials are presented. In terms of Cognition–Creativity (CC) and Vision–Energy–Will (VIW) ratios, there can be 9 positions of an engineer in an ‘innovation field’ of a company. The developed positioning matrix for engineers is the framework for the qualitative and quantitative rating of creativity and promotional skills of engineers, personnel segmentation, innovative development strategy formulation and generation of innovation teams compositionally balanced in compliance with the renovation objectives of a company. The novel procedures are approved in terms of the invention and introduction of the shield tunneling technology by N.A Chinakal. High evaluations of the innovativity factors agree with the acute practical intelligence and innovation potential of Mining Engineer N.A. Chinakal. History of his outstanding invention proves that the inventor is deservedly recognized as the pioneer–materializer. The models, criteria, calculation procedures and their actual approval using the specific example indicate that the method to evaluate the intelligence and innovation potential of mining engineers has been developed.

Keywords: coal mine, mining engineer, intelligence, innovation, potential, model, factor, method, procedure, position, shield tunneling technology.
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Prokopenko S. A., Cehlar M. Evaluation of intelligence and innovation potential of mining engineers in the coal industry. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(3):154-164. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2022-3-0-154.


The study was implemented in the framework of the Competitive Recovery Program of the Tomsk National Research Polytechnic University.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2022
Page number: 154-165
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 608.1:658.314.72:658.5:622.33(571.17)
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2022-3-0-154
Article receipt date: 23.04.2020
Date of review receipt: 18.05.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.02.2022
About authors:

S.A. Prokopenko, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 634050, Tomsk, Russia, Leading Researcher, «Scientific Centre «VostNII» for Industrial and Environmental Safety in Mining Industry» JSC, 650002, Kemerovo, Russia,
Michal Cehlar, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, e-mail:, Dean Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Kosice, Kosice, 04200, Slovakia


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S.A. Prokopenko, e-mail:


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