Sustainable Extractive Business Programme (SUB) develops an international and effective training programme to extractive industry practicing professionals and managers that will support and facilitate participants’ abilities to develop sustainable and innovative business models and operations. The ultimate objective of the project is to design and deliver a new kind of training programme for extractive industry professionals and managers in order to enable development of future management and leadership competencies within the industry.  Furthermore, the training programme will provide younger professionals with competencies needed in more strategic roles within their companies.

The solution (technology)

The programme will provide a learning environment that provides international participants with co-creative, multidisciplinary and entre-/ intrapreneurial learning and knowledge in which they can learn and to understand the eco-system of the global extractive industry. This is achieved by facilitating participants’ understanding of the industry value network dynamics, providing approaches to business development and transformation and co-creating solutions for social responsibility and environmental sustainability.  The programme will also hone personal leadership and management skills and abilities and will create unique networking opportunities across the different businesses within the industry.


  • Aalto University, Finland (Lead Partner)
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Outotec, Finland

Programme Co-ordinator: Anita Vastamäki, anita.vastamaki@aaltoee.fi