IoT global leader joins European Union initiative for sustainable development

All across European countries, raw materials are used in transport and energy, in the construction and automotive sector, for machinery, chemicals or medical equipment, to name a few. They have a crucial role for economic growth and well-being of the population and are fundamental in Europe’s industrial activity.

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. Our innovation community is a European network for finding new, cutting-edge solutions that help the industry tackle global challenges using competitive innovation while addressing environmental challenges.

The EIT RawMaterials innovation ecosystem is composed of more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners of leading businesses, universities and research & technology organisations from over 20 EU countries. It is one of the main initiatives that align the EU to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development established by the United Nations.

Recognition for creating innovative and smart technology for the Raw Materials Sector

For over a decade Worldsensing has provided Internet-of-Things solutions to mining companies to reduce risk and improve the efficiency of operations.

The raw material industry is making efforts to promote sustainable growth and technology is the best ally for that. Introducing innovative products, processes and services has an impact on European competitiveness and employment. We are delighted to join the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide and consolidate interactions across-Europe innovation ecosystems.

Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO and co-founder of Worldsensing

Worldsensing’s wireless monitoring system Loadsensing is currently deployed in more than 60 mines worldwide, like Chilean open pit copper mines or Australia’s largest gold mine. Loadsensing connects mines to the Internet of Things (IoT), allowing to implement automatic and remote data collection. The mine operator receives more reliable and frequent data which enables better real-time monitoring of operations and mining assets.

EIT RawMaterials facilitates projects that help adopt digital technologies in mines to improve productivity, minimize risks and create a safer working environment.