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A Human-centred Internet of Things Platform for the Sustainable Digital Mine of the Future

Objective

The turnover of mining and quarrying in Europe reaches up to 224 billion Euros and has generated EUR 64.9 billion of value added, 1% of the non-financial business economy total. The rise of key enabling technologies and the urbanisation and industrialisation of emerging economies in combination with increase in population and living standards will continue to drive growing demand for raw materials. The need to extract raw materials in a profitable, environmentally sound, and safe way for both mining workforce and communities is driving the mining industry towards innovative approaches to transform operations. Even though Industry 4.0 offers a wide spectrum of solutions, and intelligent technologies to address respective challenges, the mining industry hesitates to adopt such innovative approaches when compared to downstream industries. In addition, the need for a human-centred, environmentally oriented and society-driven approach is emerging in developing Industrial Internet of Things technologies for mining. Dig_IT will address the needs of the mining industry to move forward towards a sustainable use of resources while keeping people and environment at the forefront of their priorities. In order to achieve that Dig_IT proposes the development of a smart Industrial Internet of Things platform (IIoTp) that will improve the efficiency and sustainability of mining operations by connecting cyber and physical systems. The platform will collect data from sensors at 3 levels: (i) human, (ii) assets, (iii) environment and will also incorporate both market real time and historical data. The impact of Dig_IT to the European Mining industry, but also the society itself, can be summarised in the following (with a horizon of 4 years after project ends): (i) increase of the mining efficiency by 17%, (ii) increased OEE for machines and loading by 20% and 18% respectively, (iii) 19% reduction of CO2eq, (iv) about 310 new jobs created and (v) over 28M EUR ROI for the consortium.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Address
Maria De Luna 8
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 768 750

Participants (15)

CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 625 000
Address
Delagrammatika 5
34100 Chalkis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 706 557,50
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 620 000
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RO TECHNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 306 250
Address
Via Dei Mamili 11
00175 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 550 625
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUBTERRA INGENIERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 482 400
Address
Calle Vallehermoso 30 Bajo A
28015 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRATAGEM ENERGY LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 270 375
Address
Ayias Sofias 56
3065 Lemesos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROCORE CONSULTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Avenue Louise 149
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIBRA MLI LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 354 000
Address
118 Ocean Drive
EH6 6JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARINI MARMI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 267 500
Address
Via Gre 1
24063 Castro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAPOJARVI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 416 250
Address
Laivurinkatu 2-4 C 32
95400 Tornio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF NORLAB AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 548 375
Address
Halvor Heyerdals Vei 50
8626 Mo I Rana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TITANIA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 220 833,75
Address
Tellenes
4380 Hauge I Dalane
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 485 500
Address
Via Circonvallazione Est 1
24040 Stezzano (Bg)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IOTA STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 000
Address
Strassburgerstasse 55
10406 Berlin
Activity type
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