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Pär Weihed
Pär Weihed, Pro Vice-Chancellor and professor in ore geology at Luleå University of Technology. Photo: Tomas Bergman View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Great interest for collaboration

Published: 19 December 2018

Luleå University of Technology increases its participation in the world's largest raw material consortium, EIT RawMaterials.
– We are an attractive collaboration partner, says Pär Weihed, pro vice-chancellor and professor in ore geology at Luleå University of Technology.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organizations from more than 20 EU countries.

EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing of knowledge, information and expertise.

Luleå University of Technology has greatly increased its participation and external financing in EIT RawMaterials and is expected to receive 16 million SEK for a total of 23 different projects in 2019.

Sends a strong message

– Of all core partners, Luleå University of Technology and LTU Business are the ones involved in the largest number of projects. It is very positive and sends a strong signal, says Pär Weihed, adding:

– EIT RawMaterials gives us a great foundation from an internationalization perspective. We are part of a network in Europe that can be used in many different contexts, like in the EU's framework programmes. Our participation has generated Horizon projects.