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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-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Coordinator

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

Participants (17)

DIALOGIK GEMEINNUTZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUR KOMMUNIKATIONS UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 426 143,75
Address
Lerchenstrasse 22
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASISTENCIAS TECNICAS CLAVE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 625
Address
Calle Progreso, Num 5
41013 Seville
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 199 336,25
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES GEOLOGUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 790 000
Address
Rue Jenner 13
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ATALAYA RIOTINTO MINERA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Calle La Dehesa S/n
21660 Minas De Riotinto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COBRE LAS CRUCES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Avenida De El Garrobo 4
41860 Gerena Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AA SAKATTI MINING OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Tuohiaavantie 2
99600 Sodankyla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SRK EXPLORATION SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 500
Address
21 Gold Tops
NP20 4PG Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AARHUS GEOFISICA SRL

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Giuntini 13 Navacchio
Cascina Pi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEOGNOSIA SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 200
Address
C/ Baldios De Niebla 11
21600 Valverde Del Camino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUPRACON AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 625
Address
An Der Lehmgrube 11
07751 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GALSA (PTY) LTD
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 315 700
Address
Farm 412 Portion 67 Elandsfontein Bapsfontein
1510 Johannesburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA DE INNOVACION Y DESARROLLO DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 255 927,09
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci 17A
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 923,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 383 402,50
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 145 608,75
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS GEOPHYSICS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 220 500
Address
Voldbjergvej 14A 1 Sal
8240 Risskov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)