Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Karl Nienhaus
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Clausen
Faculty / Institution:
Georesources and Materials Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.05.2017 to 30.04.2020
EU contribution:
12.709.745,00 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730302.  


Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems


Vision: The SIMS project aspires to create a long lasting impact on the way we test and demonstrate new technology and solutions for the mining industry. With a selected consortium ranging from mining companies, equipment and system suppliers to top-class universities, the SIMS project will boost development and innovation through joint activities aiming at creating a sustainable intelligent mining system.SIMS aims to develop, test and demonstrate new innovative technologies within the designated consortium, consisting of well developed mining operations, selected due to their maturity regarding innovative technologies, world-leading equipment and system suppliers, highly specialized SMEs and top-class universities. The consortium origins in the EIT Raw Materials partnership, and has joined for this proposal due to the common challenges and needs.


  • Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB, Sweden (Coordinator)
  • Luleå tekniska universitet, Sweden
  • Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB, Sweden
  • Boliden Mineral AB, Sweden
  • KGHM CUPRUM sp. z o.o. Centrum Badawczo-Rozwojowe, Poland
  • Abb AB, Sweden
  • Ericsson AB, Sweden
  • Mobilaris AB, Sweden
  • K+S Kali GmbH, Germany
  • Agnico Eagle Finland OY, Finland
  • iGW Europe AB, Sweden