Partners

ACCELIGENCE LTD

ACCELIGENCE Ltd. (ACC) is a Cyprus-based company, established in 2019. ACC is an innovative SME and is engaged in cutting edge R&D activities giving a particular focus on Unmanned Automated Vehicles, haptics, and other robotic solutions. Our company can provide a fully custom and “open” platforms and solutions, able to be adapted to the specific needs of any project or product, and able to be equipped with different components (sensors/ analytics/actuators). ACC’s experience is based on more than 15 years activities in relevant technological/ technical market.

AGH University of krakow

AGH University of Krakow provides both the higher education in the field of technical sciences (mining, material, environmental, IT sciences) and conduct research within these fields.

AMDC

Lavrion Technology and Cultural Park (LTCP) operates as an individual legal entity of private right under the corporate name of “National Technical University of Athens Asset Management and Development Corporation (NTUA-AMDC/LTCP).
AMDC/LTCP is an organization for the promotion of cooperation among scientific research, education, business, and cultural communities. It aims at linking scientific and technological research, conducted in Athens, with the needs and interests of the entrepreneurial world. Since 1998, when LTCP started its operations, more than 50 companies have been incubated in the park. Furthermore, NTUA’s research and educational activities, mainly those related to the broader area, are hosted in the LTCP. The services provided by the LTCP as well as its renovated facilities, continue to support research, education and technology.
The LTCP is, moreover, an inviting site for multiple events and activities. Music concerts and science/art exhibitions, cinema and video shootings, workshops and shows, congresses, seminars, lectures, campaigns, of almost any character, have taken place in its Congress halls and open spaces in the 20 years of its operation.

efs

The Erzgebirgische Fluss- und Schwerspatwerke GmbH (EFS) operates the Niederschlag mine and the wet-mechanical processing plant in Aue, Saxony, Germany. Currently the Niederschlag mine is the only producing fluorspar mine in Saxony. Main focus of the EFS in the project is sustainable underground mining by implementing advanced mobility through autonomous and electrified vehicles, and operational excellence.

  • Visit site

ENRX

ENRX is a global GREEN TECH leader with decades of experience in wireless inductive charging, contactless power supply, and induction heating. We speed up the journey to a sustainable world through smart energy transfer within manufacturing and mobility.
ENRX is a merger between EFD Induction, a world leader in induction heating solutions, and IPT Technology, experts in induction charging and wireless power transmission. ENRX, owned by Arendals Fossekompani (AFK), is headquartered in Skien, Norway.

fraunhofer EZRt

The Fraunhofer Development Center X-ray Technology EZRT is a division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. Researchers from a wide variety of disciplines conduct applied research and development in the field of non-destructive monitoring along the product life cycle, from raw materials to production and recycling. The basis of the research work is the development of cognitive sensor systems for data acquisition using X-ray and magnetic resonance technologies as well as optical Inspection techniques. Modern cognitive sensor systems generate an extensive amount of data from which information can be extracted in a targeted manner using intelligent software-based methods. These are then linked with further meta data in order to integrate the collected sensor data and their evaluation into an application-specific context. The knowledge generated and processed this way enables our customers to make well-founded, data-based decisions quickly.

Frontier Innovation Center

Frontier Innovation Center (FRON) is a private non-profit research organization. FRON has been founded by a team of people who have long and extensive experience in the management of ICT projects. The experience of FRON’s founders in public-funded projects refers to the successful implementation of over 25 research and innovation projects. FRON specializes in the areas of industry 4.0, circular economy, intelligent mobility and smart cities. FRON’s expertise lies in the areas of workflow / business process management, data management and processing, data spaces development, integration of multidisciplinary data sources, descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, event-driven situation awareness systems and web-based applications and dashboards.

GFT Italy

GFT is a global digital transformation company that introduces business agility at scale for the world’s leading finance, insurance and manufacturing.

Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU)

The Hellenic Mediterranean University (also known as HMU) is a public educational institution with more than 15,000 students, 11 Departments, 5 Schools, and a total of 11 Schools. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s PASIPHAE Group is involved with MINE.IO. This group has an abundance of experience with H2020 and Horizon projects. Since its founding in 2004, the Pasiphae Group has participated in numerous projects funded by the European Union’s Framework Programmes 5, 6, 7, and Horizon 2020, with a focus on information and communication technology (ICT), health, and safety.

ICCS

ICCS (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems) is a non-profit research institute established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece and the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in order to promote research and development activities in all aspects of computer and telecommunications systems and their applications. In mine.io the Information Management Unit (IMU, http://imu.iccs.gr) will be participating. IMU is active in research in data analytics, knowledge management, cloud and edge computing and AI-driven decision support. In the last 25 years IMU has participated in more than 60 research projects with a funding of more than 18 million euros and has an academic output of more than 350 publications.

INESC TEC

INESC TEC is a private non-profit research association, with Public Interest status, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.
As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.
The 13 R&D Centres of INESC TEC are structured in four thematic domains – Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy.
INESC TEC hosts over 700 integrated researchers (about 350 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees, and technical and administrative support staff.

INNOV-ACTS LIMITED

INNOV-ACTS is a high-tech SME that helps industrial organizations implement ambitious digital transformation strategies based on cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). It designs and develops complex, integrated AI/IoT in a variety of industrial sectors, while offering boutique consulting services on the inception and design of novel products and processes.

Jotne Connect AS

Jotne is the leader in product data exchange and sharing. Our products have successfully reduced development and product lifecycle costs through the use of intelligent data management in the areas of Defense, Aeronautics, Oil & Gas, Built Environment and Aerospace.
Development of open standards-based software products that specialized to enable:
Product Data Exchange
Product Lifecycle Management
Long-term data & product OAIS archiving
Data validation & verification, code checking
Rules based data modeling
Cross-platform data sharing

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A has been a major global copper and silver producer for 60 years. The Polish copper deposits – among the biggest in the world – are mined by three underground mines: Lubin, Polkowice-Sieroszowice, and Rudna. The extracted material is enriched in concentrator plants, while the production of metals as copper, silver, gold, lead, and others take place in metallurgical facilities: Copper Smelter/Refineries in Głogów and Legnica and the Cedynia Wire Rod Plant. Apart from the metals mentioned, the mines of the KGHM Group also produce molybdenum, nickel, palladium, and platinum. The KGHM Group ranks among the world’s largest producers of silver and copper and employs a total of around 34 thousand people. It is also the only company in Europe producing rhenium and ammonium perrhenate from its own resources.

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Innovative Technologies EMAG

Our institution is a leader of the Competence Centre within the Łukasiewicz Research Network in the area of artificial intelligence and cyber security. Łukasiewicz-EMAG is one of the members of Silesia Smart Systems, the Polish EDIH, a one-stop shop that supports companies in improving their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies. Łukasiewicz – EMAG specialises in applied computer science, technical informatics and information technologies. The core activities of the institute are broadly understood cyber security, artificial intelligence, data analysis (including decision support systems), IoT (mainly in the areas of Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Intelligence Building). Furthermore, Łukasiewicz-EMAG provides services related to the optimisation and design of digital public services. In addition, it offers laboratory and design testing, as well as services related to the development of attestation and technical opinions and the issuance of certificates of conformity.

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Tele- and Radio Research Institute

Łukasiewicz Research Network – Tele and Radio Research Institute conducts comprehensive and interdisciplinary scientific examinations and development activities on highly advanced technologies and innovations, in particular with regard to ICT systems, electronics, electronic installation and Industry 4.0 solutions.

We operate for the business industry and support the development of the Polish economy. In 2019, we became part of the Łukasiewicz Research Network Institute where we work as research groups. We were one of the few units to qualify for all four groups: Smart and Clean Mobility, Digital Transformation, Health and Sustainable Economy, and Energy, which demonstrates our diversity and versatility.

Luleå university of technology

Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is Scandinavia’s northernmost Institute of Technology, with four campuses located in cities of Luleå, Kiruna, Skellefteå, and Piteå in northern Sweden.
The university have more than 19,000 students and about 1,500 employees and is considered among the world’s top universities in Mining Science, Materials Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, and Space Science. The university is recognised for its high amount of externally funded research and ground-breaking collaborations with various industry partners.

Muon Solutions

We are undertaking the pioneering task of innovating waterproof muon detectors, capable of withstanding intense underwater pressures. This innovation opens uncharted avenues for muography applications in underwater environments, making underwater exploration more efficient and safer. Together with our partners, we will meticulously engineer the detectors to be transportable by underwater ROVs, while also considering the complexities of data transfer. In addition, we will further develop our software to enhance data handling, interpretation, and visualisation.

Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO) is an esteemed Italian academic institution that boasts of a team of experts from the Department of Environmental, Land and Infrastructure Engineering (DIATI) with a well-diversified background in the raw materials industry. The DIATI team possesses a wealth of knowledge in various aspects of the industry, ranging from exploration and extraction to processing and recycling. DIATI possesses expertise in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Circular Economy, and Criticality Indicators as well as Techno-economic assessment and life cycle cost. Additionally, the team is well-versed in Social Licensing to Operate, Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, underground excavation techniques, mining and quarrying as well as raw materials exploitation. The institution’s DIATI team has the necessary technical requirements to advise on exploration and extraction, making them a go-to resource for projects in need of such services. Together, the DIATI team’s skills and expertise guarantee that PoliTO provides unparalleled services in the raw materials industry.

TECNALIA Research & Innovation

TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION is a private, independent, non profit applied research center of international excellence. Legally a Foundation, Tecnalia is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. In an increasingly interconnected and interactive world, Tecnalia DIGITAL unit works on applying technologies for the digital transformation of companies and society. It gathers the teams of artificial intelligence and big data, data analytics and high-performance architectures, cybersecurity, visual technologies, and software development. Within the artificial intelligence domain, we work on machine learning / deep learning, advanced algorithmics (stream learning, privacy aware ML, edge AI), smart optimisation, both in classic computer models and in quantum systems, explainability (fairness, accountability, transparency), modelling and data science. Regarding cybersecurity, our main areas of work are applied cryptography, cyber intelligence (detection of threats/anomalies, honeypots), distributed ledger technologies (blockchain), cyber ranges, and quantum security and cryptography.

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

TU Bergakademie Freiberg was founded in 1765 in order to drive transformation processes and future technologies. Still today, the university holds this claim: Innovation, Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, or e-mobility – all our modern developments require resources, energy and materials as well as their sustainable use. Freiberg scientists are engaged in excellent research and teaching on the fundamentals and processes related to natural resources, energy and materials. We combine all fields of engineering, natural sciences, geosciences and economics under one roof.

UNEXMIN GeoRobotics Ltd.

UNEXMIN GeoRobotics Ltd. (UGR) is an R&D and commercial technology service provider capable of significantly extending the framework for mineral exploration and data acquisition methods through innovative robotic solutions.
In the short term, we plan to utilize our exclusive licensing rights to the UX autonomous underwater robotic platform, targeting commercial flooded mine surveying, exploration, and geoscientific applications.
Looking at the medium term, our goals include expanding and developing this platform by introducing more versatile robotic and geoscientific solutions. Our vision is to combine land, underwater, and airborne robotic surveying technologies into a unique commercial and R&D package, a solution currently absent in the market.
In the long term, we aim to establish a business and R&D ecosystem that bridges the gap between robotic technology providers and the raw materials sector. Our aspiration is to deliver innovative terrestrial, underwater, and planetary technology solutions, along with mineral exploration and extraction services.

University of Oulu (UOULU)

The University of Oulu (UOULU) is involved in Mine.io, with Oulu Mining School (OMS) directing the R&D team and Kerttu Saalasti Institute (KSI) supporting the pilot demonstration.
Oulu Mining School (OMS) is an education and research unit providing cutting-edge teaching and R&D across the mining value chain including geology, applied geophysics, mining engineering, and mineral processing. OMS is an internationally recognized centre of excellence with significant global partnerships with universities, research institutes, mining firms, and technology providers.
Kerttu Saalasti Institute (KSI) oversees Callio Lab, a unique underground research environment in the Pyhäsalmi mine in Finland. The underground extraction lasted until Aug-2022, producing zinc, copper, and pyrite mineral concentrates, and is now in the closure phase. The site’s wide historical and ground truth data makes it a valuable reference site, and it is logistically and geographically well positioned, with good network coverage (1 Gbit/s).

University of Salamanca – TIDOP Research Group

The research group TIDOP from the University of Salamanca, belongs to the Department of Cartographic and Research Engineering. Characterized by having a multidisciplinary team including geoinformatics, engineers, mathematicians, and physicians. The research group is focused on three main thematic pillars: geospatial industry, renewable energies and analysis of structures and materials. Within these aspects, it is worth noting the involvement of the research group in the application of geophysical prospecting techniques to the characterization of different mining and energy resources. One of the main strengths of TIDOP is the transfer of technology, with more than 12 patents and 32 intellectual properties.

Wigner Research Centre for Physics

Wigner RCP is the largest physics research institution in Hungary, which conducts both theoretical and experimental fundamental research in the fields of particle physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics and material sciences.