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Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies

Objective

Global demand for minerals is growing rapidly, driven by rapid population growth, urbanisation and an increasingly diverse range of technical applications. Global material supply chains linking the extraction, transport and processing stages of raw materials have become increasingly complex and today involve multiple players and product components. An interactive platform that provides transparency about existing approaches and information gaps concerning global material flows is needed to understand these global supply chains; developing this capability is critical for maintaining competitiveness in the European economy.

Against this backdrop, the proposed MinFuture project aims to identify, integrate, and develop expertise for global material flow analysis and scenario modelling.
Specific activities include:
• the analysis of barriers and gateways for delivering more transparent and interoperable materials information
• the assessment of existing model approaches for global material flow analysis, including the demand- supply forecasting methods
• the delivery of a ‘common methodology’ which integrates mineral data, information and knowledge across national boundaries and between governmental and non-governmental organisations;
• the development of recommendations for a roadmap to implement the ‘common methodology’ at international level;
• the creation of a web-portal to provide a central access point for material flow information, including links to existing data sources, models, tools and analysis;

MinFuture brings together 16 international partners from across universities, public organisations and companies, to deliver new insight, strategic intelligence and a clear roadmap for enabling effective access to global material information.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-OneStageB
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 267 973,75

Participants (15)

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 147 187,50
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 86 345
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 375
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 375
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
DELOITTE CONSEIL
France
EU contribution
€ 29 250
Address
6 Place De La Pyramide
92908 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES GEOLOGISKE UNDERSOKELSE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 31 352,50
Address
Leiv Eirikssonsv Vei 39
7040 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT GOSPODARKI SUROWCAMI MINERALNYMI I ENERGIA PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 16 562,50
Address
Ul. Jozefa Wybickiego 7A
31 261 Krakow
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 21 312,50
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 29 101,25
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINPOL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 69 375
Address
Hauptstrasse 1
2721 Bad Fischau-brunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE RITSUMEIKAN TRUST ACADEMIC JURIDICAL PERSON
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
8 Nishinokyo Higashi Togano Cho Nakagyo Ku
604 8520 Kyoto
Activity type
Other
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations