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New major research project to Luleå University of Technology

Published: 24 June 2014

Luleå University of Technology reinforces its position as a leader in the country's mining research. It became a jackpot when new research projects awarded within he national strategic innovation programs for mining and metal extraction when 6 of 10 projects goes to Luleå. It involves nearly 50 million SEK, half of which are allocated from Vinnova.

- It is not really surprising, says Pär Weihed, professor in ore geology at Luleå University of Technology, here in Luleå are the geographical proximity to both raw materials and the companies working in the mining industry.

The program STRIM - Mining and metal extraction has its origins in the agenda that was presented in April 2013, supported by VINNOVA, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency. The program will run during the time period 2013-2016 and has the overall aim of contributing to sustainable growth and strengthen the Swedish mining and metal extraction industry. The program is aimed at actors in academia, industry and the community collectively working to achieve the program's goals and vision.

- Our industry partners have a big part in that we can develop and become so strong in mining research, says Pär Weihed.

STRIM = Strategic Innovation Programme for the Swedish Mining and Metal Producing Industry

Pär Weihed

Weihed, Pär - Professor, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493987
Room: B275 - Luleå»


Strategic Innovation Programme for the Swedish Mining and Metal Producing Industry (SIPSTRIM)