As a result of giant variety of certified proposals, Swedish Mining Innovation by way of Vinnova elevated its share of the financing to €8.2 million. Vinnova’s Superior Digitalization program has financed initiatives with an particularly robust connection to superior digitalization with an extra €2 million. With the trade’s’ personal financing of €10 million, the overall mission price range is over €18 million, shared between 26 initiatives.
“There’s a momentum within the Swedish mining cluster proper now,” Jenny Greberg, Swedish Mining Innovation programme director mentioned in a information launch. “The businesses are making huge investments in innovation, which can also be mirrored within the response to our name. This 12 months, we have now obtained extra mission proposals than ever, and the trade is investing assets at an unprecedented scale.”
“One of many authorities’s priorities is to drive the inexperienced and digital transition and create jobs with good circumstances all through Sweden,” Sweden’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson mentioned.
“The transition entails electrification and digitalization of society and trade, it’ll require extra metals and minerals,” Thorwaldsson mentioned. “The nice curiosity within the name reveals an amazing want and revolutionary energy within the trade, but additionally that the innovation program successfully helps and accelerates the event.”
“Swedish Mining Innovation performs a novel position within the trade’s innovation ecosystem. By means of the decision, we as a mining firm have a platform for collaboration with analysis actors, smaller firms and different organizations to resolve trade challenges that span a variety,” mentioned Daniel Eklund, technical director at Boliden and chairman of the Swedish Mining Innovation board. “The initiatives generate necessary leads to all the things from gender equality and security to the setting, local weather and manufacturing effectivity.”
This 12 months’s authorised initiatives intention to scale back environmental and local weather affect, streamline manufacturing, develop new sustainable choices, enhance the working setting and create circumstances for a long-term profitable provide of workers and abilities within the trade.
View the winning projects here.