Demonstration of Novel Sensing Technology
The X-Mine project supports smart mineral exploration, more efficient resource characterisation and estimation,
and better designed ore extraction in existing mining operations. The project is about to implement large-scale
demonstrators of novel sensing technologies improving the efficiency and sustainability of mining operations based
on X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-Ray Transmission (XRT) technologies, 3D vision and their integration with mineral
sorting equipment and mine planning software systems.
The drill core scanner and the mineral sorter demonstrators are to be deployed and tested at four mining sites across Europe. First out is Lovisagruvan where pilots are currently being carried out. On behalf of the project we would like to invite you to learn more about the project results and the benefits of adopting novel sensing technologies on-site whilstat work in an operating mine environment.
Raw Materials Summit 2019
The Raw Materials Summit, the flagship Event organised by the EIT RawMaterials, will take place on 20-22 May in Berlin, Germany.
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organizations from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.
The summit will gather experts from Europe and the rest of the world to discuss Innovation and new Technologies covering the entire raw materials value chain. Most relevant topics in the raw materials sector will be addressed such as strategies concerning supply and access of raw materials, European industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in education.
The summit will provide all participants with a unique opportunity to understand the EU positioning concerning the energy transition and the impact this will have on raw materials supply and policies.
The Raw Materials Summit 2019 will include keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials sector, representatives of the EU Commission, high profile entrepreneurs and startup investors. Besides the keynote speeches, a series of parallel sessions will take place.
At the venture forum, startups will showcase and pitch their ideas to potential investors and innovative programmes in education will be presented.
For more info about the event & how to register, visit the event’s website: https://www.eitrmsummit.com/.
10th ESEE Dialogue Conference for East and South East Europe
On March 27th and 28th 2019 Montanuniversität Leoben is organising the 10th ESEE Dialogue Conference for East and South East Europe, which is part of the EIT Raw Materials initiative: https://www.esee-dc.eu/.
This 10th Jubilee conference aims at drawing a balance of the outcome of the previous nine dialogue conferences, organised between 2014 and 2018 in various countries throughout East- and South East Europe. In addition, a discussion will be held on the future innovation activities in the field of Raw Materials in East- and South East Europe.
The event will be attended by the most influential stakeholders of the raw materials sector for converging industry, research and education in East and South East Europe.