RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Research and Innovation as an Enabler for Future Sustainable Raw Materials Supply- The Nexus between Industry, Academic and Research
Breakout session in cooperation with LTU, SIP STRIM and EIT Raw Materials.
Moderated by Pär Weihed Pro Vice-Chancellor, Luleå University of Technology
The Swedish mining and metal producing industry is in the forefront when it comes to technology, productivity and sustainability One success factor is a long history of collaborative research and innovation in a well-established ecosystem with universities, research institutes, mining companies and equipment suppliers. This session will give an overview of the Swedish and European innovation ecosystem and examples of ongoing research in the forefront and results from the innovations programs.
- Luleå University of Technology is Sweden’s centre for research and education which focuses on mining, and the clearly stated ambition is to be an internationally strong centre of excellence. The research covers the whole value chain as well as research on occupational health and safety, the commodity economy and the societal aspects of extraction and processing.
- SIP STRIM is the national hub for innovation in mining in Sweden, aiming at strengthening the competitiveness of the Swedish mining and metal extraction industry and offering possibility’s for collaborative innovation projects and leverage to European funding.
- EIT Raw Materials is the largest partnership in raw materials worldwide, offering possibilities for close to market projects and a large networks of experts and infrastructure.