The mining sector needs sustainable solutions

MINE.THE.GAP brings together SMEs from the raw materials and mining sector with companies that have solutions for a more digital, greener, and circular mining value chain. Through open calls and support services, MINE.THE.GAP makes business ideas a reality.

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Latest News

Welcome Event for awarded SMEs

On 27 September 2021, all SMEs that are funded under the first open call of MINE.THE.GAP came together in an online Welcome Event organised by AXELERA and ACPMR. This first get together offered the opportunity to learn about the 14...

Proposal evaluation after first Open Call

The MINE.THE.GAP project had its first open call from 3 March until 5 May, and received interesting project proposals for the two voucher schemes MINE-PoC and MINE-Demo. These project proposals are currently under evaluation to find the best projects to...

German info webinar on 18 March

The MINE.THE.GAP consortium partner GKZ Freiberg invites interested companies and stakeholders to an info session about the first Open Call in German and English on 18 March 2021, 13:00 – 14:00. In the session, GKZ Freiberg will present: Aim of...

Latest News

Welcome Event for awarded SMEs

On 27 September 2021, all SMEs that are funded under the first open call of MINE.THE.GAP came together in an online Welcome Event organised by AXELERA and ACPMR. This first get together offered the opportunity to learn about the 14...

For a greener tomorrow Top challenges and needs

Raw materials are important in today’s society – but an overall negative image of the sector is still prevailing. One reason can be the use of non-modern, less environmentally friendly and even outdated methods and technologies. We need to change this and tackle these challenges!

Open Calls MINE.THE.GAP offers SMEs two open calls for innovation vouchers on preparation, validation of ideas and proof of concept/demonstration activities. The first call was open from 3 March until 5 May 2021. The second call will open in 2022.

MINE-PoC:
Design and implementation of a prototype/proof-of-concept to demonstrate the viability of the proposed solution.
TRL: 6-7
Project lifetime:​ 9 months
Funding conditions: ​Maximum per SME/project: 25k€​

MINE-Demo:
Developing and testing in a production environment of a functional demo/pilot with all the major features of the product/service/solution.
TRL: 7-8
Project lifetime:​ 12 months
Funding conditions: ​Maximum per SME/project: 50k€​

BUSINESS Support Services MINE.THE.GAP will provide a number of business support related services to the selected projects to enhance their innovation capacities, promote technology transfer and commercialisation, and boost their internationalisation.

Behind the project Our partners MINE.THE.GAP is managed by a strong consortium of European partners that help SMEs to innovate and grow.