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European Industrial Doctorate in future efficient minerals analysis, processing and training

Objective

MetalIntelligence proposes an EID in future efficient minerals analysis, processing and training. Transformational change caused by the third industrial revolution, which itself relies on extraction of raw materials, provides the impetus. A resource-efficient EU is recognised as a societal challenge. However, the pathway from searching for mineral deposits to metal production is complex and involves a number of sectors (geosciences, chemical analysts, mining, processing, metallurgy) that have tended to work in silos. Limited intersectoral collaboration has led to compartmentalised thinking which has become an impediment to improved resource and energy efficiency.
The overall aim of MetalIntelligence is to disrupt this compartmentalisation, by training 6 ESRs through a multi-disciplinary network of academic and industry leaders with an exceptionally broad range of expertise and skills. The team comprises three beneficiaries (2 academic, in Ireland and Sweden, and one Industry, Finland) as well as 4 partners (from the UK, Ireland, and Finland) who will provide secondment opportunities and/or industrial supervision.
The programme is arranged as work packages (WPs), including management, training, and dissemination as well as three research-driven packages. The first research-based WP aims to improve mineral analysis in preparation for more efficient processing. The second concerns itself with advanced modelling of dynamic minerals processing. The third will research modern, technology-enhanced training for future professionals. The tailor-made training programme consists of network wide components, delivered by industry and academia leaders as well as specific training in the workplace.
The objectives of MetalIntelligence were designed to align with European innovation capacity policies and the network will contribute to keeping the industries competitive by developing innovative, more gender-balanced human capital for the raw materials sector in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 349,20

Participants (3)

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
METSO OUTOTEC OYJ

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Toolonlahdenkatu 2
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METSO OUTOTEC FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Lokomonkatu 3
33101 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

IMA ENGINEERING LTD OY
Finland
Address
Luoteisrinne 4A
02770 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OXFORD INSTRUMENTS NANOTECHNOLOGY TOOLS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Tubney Woods
OX13 5QX Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Teck Ireland
Ireland
Address

Wicklow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGNICO-EAGLE FINLAND OY
Finland
Address
Pokantie 541
99250 Kiistala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)