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Innovative, Non-invasive and Fully Acceptable Exploration Technologies

Objective

Exploration discovery of raw material resources requires innovations that either change the geological targets of exploration, the physical places that are reached, or the manner in which they are explored. Despite its rich history of mining and residual mineral wealth, current conditions within the EU present a number of social, political, legislative, cost, technical and physical obstacles to raw material exploration: obstacles to be overcome by innovation, dialogue and reform.

The Innovative, Non-invasive and Fully Acceptable Exploration Technologies (INFACT) project unites stakeholders of Europe’s future raw materials security in its consortium and activities. Via effective engagement of civil society, state, research and industry, the project will focus on each of these obstacles. It will co-develop improved systems and innovative technologies that are more acceptable to society and invigorate and equip the exploration industry, unlocking unrealised potential in new and mature areas.

The project will develop innovative geophysical and remote sensing technologies (less-invasive than classical exploration methods) that promise to penetrate new depths, reach new sensitivities and resolve new parameters. The project will also set the EU as a leader on the world stage by establishing permanent infrastructure to drive innovation in the next generation of exploration tools: tools that are cost-effective, designed for EU conditions and its raw materials strategy, and high-performing in terms of environmental impact, social acceptability, and technical performance.

INFACT is comprised of the following main components:
Development and test of innovative, non-invasive exploration technologies
Foundation of 3 test sites for exploration technology in the south, centre and north of Europe
Stakeholder engagement, education and policy reform
These actions combine to reach each of the main areas in which the EU has the power to influence change in its raw materials security.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 537 037,50
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Germany

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 537 037,50

Participants (35)

DIALOGIK GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 426 143,75
Address
Lerchenstrasse 22
70176 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 426 143,75
ASISTENCIAS TECNICAS CLAVE SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 213 625,00
Address
Calle Progreso, Num 5
41013 Seville

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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
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 213 625,00
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 199 336,25
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 199 336,25
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 711 875,00
Address
Rue Jenner 13
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 711 875,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BERUFSVERBAND DEUTSCHER GEOWISSENSCHAFTLER EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Lessenicher Str 1
53123 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

POLSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE WYCENY ZLOZ KOPALIN
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Wybickiego 7
31 261 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Rue Claude Bernard
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SLOVENSKO GEOLOSKO DRUSTVO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 14
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ASOCIATIA NATIONALA A PROFESIONISTILOR DIN GEOLOGIE SI MINERIT
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 3 125,00
Address
Independentei 7
335200 Brad

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Region
Macroregiunea Patru Vest Hunedoara
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 3 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SYLLOGOS ELLINON GEOLOGON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Didotou 26
10680 Athens

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOLOGISTS
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DE GEOLOGOS
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Rua Da Academia Das Ciencias 19 2
1249 280 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGISTS OF IRELANDLIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Merrion Square 63
DO2 TW21 Dublin 2
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MADEN JEOLOGLARI DERNEGI
Türkiye
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Cankaya Mahallesi Kilis Sokak 7-a
06690 Ankara

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CESKA ASOCIACE LOZISKOVYCH GEOLOGUOS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Kostelni 364/26
170 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ILUSTRE COLEGIO OFICIAL DE GEOLOGOS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Raquel Meller 7 Local
28027 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MAGYARHONI FOLDTANI TARSULAT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Csalogany Utca 12 I 1
1015 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BULGARSKO GEOLOGICHESKO DRUZHESTVO
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 24
1113 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SRPSKO GEOLOSKO DRUSTVO
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Kamenicka 6
11000 Beograd Savski

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Region
Србија - север Београдски регион Београдска област
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELL'ORDINE DEI GEOLOGI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Via Vittoria Colonna 40
00193 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HRVATSKO GEOLOSKO DRUSTVO
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 5 000,00
Address
Sachsova 2
10000 Zagreb

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Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 5 000,00
ATALAYA RIOTINTO MINERA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 12 500,00
Address
Calle La Dehesa S/n
21660 Minas De Riotinto

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Region
Andalucía Huelva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 12 500,00
COBRE LAS CRUCES SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 12 500,00
Address
Avenida De El Garrobo 4
41860 Gerena Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 12 500,00
AA SAKATTI MINING OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 12 500,00
Address
Tuohiaavantie 2
99600 Sodankyla

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Lappi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 12 500,00
SRK EXPLORATION SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 527 500,00
Address
21 Gold Tops
NP20 4PG Newport

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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
Wales East Wales Monmouthshire and Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 527 500,00
AARHUS GEOFISICA SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Via Giuntini 13 Navacchio
Cascina Pi
SME

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

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GEOGNOSIA SLL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 188 200,00
Address
C/ Baldios De Niebla 11
21600 Valverde Del Camino

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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
Andalucía Huelva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 188 200,00
SUPRACON AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 186 625,00
Address
An Der Lehmgrube 11
07751 Jena

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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
Thüringen Thüringen Saale-Holzland-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 186 625,00
GALSA (PTY) LTD
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 315 700,00
Address
Farm 412 Portion 67 Elandsfontein Bapsfontein
1510 Johannesburg

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 315 700,00
AGENCIA DE INNOVACION Y DESARROLLO DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 173 033,50
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 17a
41092 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 173 033,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SECRETARIA GENERAL DE INDUSTRIA Y MINAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 82 893,59
Address
Calle Johannes Kepler,1
41092 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 82 893,59
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 196 923,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 196 923,75
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 383 402,50
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 383 402,50
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 145 608,75
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Savo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 145 608,75
AARHUS GEOPHYSICS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 220 500,00
Address
Voldbjergvej 14a 1 Sal
8240 Risskov

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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
€ 220 500,00