MineHeritage intends to reach society on the importance of raw materials through an historical approach. Using Europe as a common foreground, where raw materials have been explored and traded through time, we will show that technological developments increased the demand for certain raw materials, linking regions to social strategies of work and progress. Through the history of mining we will show the importance of raw materials in the development of Europe, European Culture and Society.

The solution (technology):

MineHeritage is a Wider Society Learning project that intends to use Cultural Heritage, Mining and Raw Materials to create popular educational tools for the dissemination of the importance of Raw Materials to society through historic periods. By developing a comprehensive roadmap of mining and raw materials since prehistory, linking European regions to the commercial routes of raw materials used at various times, we can entice school age children (13-19 yrs) and young adults (20-45) to explore history together, raw materials, technological development, society, new materials and cultural tourism using a web-based multilevel game and an Application for mobile devices.

Dissemination elements in the platform include videos produced by partners in their native language with subtitles in English, information collected by partners on important sites but also on unfamiliar mining explorations, booklets and brochures, news clippings and other captivating elements. The increased dissemination opportunities within partner countries by having information in local languages but also in English promotes cultural diversity in a unified European context of Raw Materials. The large number of partners involved will improve and create new lines of communication between different KIC partners and regions, being a positive incentive to create a common platform of knowledge and understanding.


Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon) – Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA), Portugal (Lead Partner)
Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
Geologian tutkimuskeskus, GTK (Geological Survey of Finland), Finland
INESC TEC Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto (Institute for 51. Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto), Portugal
Politechnika Slaska (Silesian University of Technology), Poland
TalTech University, Estonia
Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, UPM (Technical University of Madrid), Spain
Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padova), Italy
Université de Liège, Belgium
Université Grenoble Alpes, France
University of Zagreb – Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (UNIZG-RGNF), Croatia