The ambitious vision of EIT RawMaterials will be realised by the creation of a structured collaboration within the Knowledge Triangle, which is the basis of the KIC model. A structured dialogue between academia, research institutes and business will facilitate an exchange of needs, ideas, research results and best practices. New entre- and intrapreneurs, with innovative ideas, will be supported to turn their ideas into business opportunities through our innovation system. This approach will leverage impact through synergies and will provide a powerful way of maximising opportunities in the raw materials sector and securing raw materials supply for Europe. Operationally the projects are coordinated and managed through the Regional Innovation Hubs called Co-Location Centres, which also support the partners in their strive for new, innovative projects.

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Closurematic: Management Tool for Continuous Mine Closure

Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 01 April 2021. Objective Conventional mine closure management plans (CMP) printed on paper are poorly suited for the current practice of continuous mine closure. The Closurematic project aims to improve mine closure through digitalization by creating a versatile tool that helps in planning and managing the closure process. Mine […]

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COFREE: Developing cobalt-free substitutes for cemented carbide tools – for use in mining and manufacturing

Project duration: 22 March 2016 – 22 March 2019 Objective Given concerns about the possible reclassification of cobalt as a carcinogen, this project aims to find a substitute to cobalt that is feasible to use in cemented carbide tools. Cemented carbide tools are widely used in mining and manufacturing industries. Accordingly, the objectives of this […]

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CONSENSO: Continuous sensing for the on-line monitoring of metallurgical processes

Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 March 2021 Objective The precise control of metallurgical processes is critical to producing metallic materials with the correct properties. Sensing is currently performed non-continuously: temperature is measured by using one-shot disposable thermocouples in melts, while chemical analysis is done by sampling a small amount of the melt and […]

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COPPLEX: New Sustainable Process to Treat Complex Raw Materials, Revaluating Residues

Project status: Completed. Objective The objective of the COPPLEX project is upscaling a dust treatment process to demonstrate a solution process for flexible and economic treatment of complex copper ores through impurities management, treatment and revaluation. The solution (technology) The process produces an inert residue that contains removed arsenic, precipitated in a stable form, with no […]

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CORTOOLS: Co-creation of corrosion monitoring and prediction tools

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021 Objective Corrosion is the most important materials failure mechanism in the industry and annually responsible for the costs amounting approximately to 2 trillion €. In this project, corrosion on-line monitoring and prediction software tools are developed to respond to the needs of raw materials industry. The market […]

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