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Sustainable mineral resources by utilizing new Exploration technologies

Objective

Smart Exploration consists of a research and application team supported by a group of technologically advanced SMEs and the mining industry. The consortium will firstly focus on developing cost-effective, environmentally-friendly tools and methods for geophysical exploration in highly challenging brownfield areas where exploration expenditure is greater and the return time (from exploration to production) shorter. A second focus point will be long-term greenfield exploration with the aim of reducing exploration costs, implying significant improvement in development rates and a sustainable supply of raw materials at the same rate as the whole world wishes to grow. Therefore, new innovative ideas will also be tested for greenfield exploration to increase the potential of finding new major deposits of relevance to the EU. The overall objectives of the tasks are to develop (1) cost-effective and innovative exploration instruments comprising airborne, surface, downhole and in-mine modular-based geophysical systems, (2) new exploration targets through multidisciplinary and integrated approaches, (3) novel reprocessing and handling of legacy exploration data that will generate additional information and targets for detailed exploration, and (4) validating all these developments, to maximize their impacts, at relevant exploration sites covering greenfield, near-mine and in-mine areas using known targets. We anticipate that these developments will not only generate new technological and methodological markets for the EU, but will also result in improved exploration strategies in the EU and beyond. The nature of the consortium, the partners involved, and the commodities that are considered will result in highly useful exploitation of the developments envisaged in the project and a guarantee of their successful use beyond the project life.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 128 388,75
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 128 388,75

Participants (26)

SVERIGES GEOLOGISKA UNDERSOKNING
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 417 473,75
Address
Villavaegen 18
S-75128 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 417 473,75
NORDIC IRON ORE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 130 250,00
Address
Vendevagen 85 A
182 91 Danderyd

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 130 250,00
LUDVIKA KOMMUN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 23 750,00
Address
Ekonomienheten
771 82 Ludvika

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Region
Norra Sverige Norra Mellansverige Dalarnas län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 23 750,00
GEOVISTA AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 65 882,50
Address
Box 276
971 08 Lulea

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 65 882,50
MIC NORDIC AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 53 750,00
Address
Norgegatan 2
164 32 Kista

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 53 750,00
BITSIM AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 253 125,00
Address
Brahevagen 2
169 69 Solna

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 253 125,00
AMKVO AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 86 875,00
Address
Vastgotaresan 26
757 54 Uppsala

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 86 875,00
YARA SUOMI OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 48 750,00
Address
Bertel Jungin Aukio 9
02600 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 48 750,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 140 656,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 140 656,25
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 64 093,75
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 64 093,75
SKYTEM SURVEYS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 578 375,00
Address
Dyssen 2 Lisbjerg
8200 Aarhus

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 578 375,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 272 116,25
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 272 116,25
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 289 245,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 289 245,00
SEISMIC MECHATRONICS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 175 625,00
Address
Habraken 2150
5507 TH Veldhoven

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 175 625,00
EAGE EVENTS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 279 337,50
Address
De Molen 42
3994DB Houten

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 279 337,50
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 215 456,25
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 215 456,25
SOMINCOR - SOCIEDADE MINEIRA DE NEVES-CORVO SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 17 500,00
Address
Minas De Neves Corvo
7780 409 Castro Verde

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Region
Continente Alentejo Baixo Alentejo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 17 500,00
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 144 125,00
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 144 125,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 293 093,75
Address
Akademiestrasse 6
09599 Freiberg

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Region
Sachsen Chemnitz Mittelsachsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 293 093,75
Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 113 875,00
Address
Ksiecia Janusza 64
01-452 Warsaw

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 113 875,00
GEOPARTNER SP ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 143 100,00
Address
Ul. Skosna 39 B
30-383 Krakow

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 143 100,00
PROXIS SP ZOO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 45 625,00
Address
Ul Cieszynska 23 G
43 170 Laziska Gorne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion południowy Śląskie Tyski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 45 625,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 75 000,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 75 000,00
HELLAS GOLD S.A.
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 42 500,00
Address
Ermou 25
14564 Athens

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 42 500,00
SEISMOTECH GEOFISIKES MELETES ANONIMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
6-8 Agisilaou, Marousi
151 23 Athina

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 105 000,00
DELPHI-DISTOMON ANONYMOS METALLEFTIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 14 875,00
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 14 875,00