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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We invite you to become a MINE.THE.GAP stakeholder

We welcome everyone, doesn’t matter if you are a company, cluster, research organisation, association or public administration, to become a MINE.THE.GAP stakeholder. Through the subscription, you will receive our newsletters detailing news about the open calls, awarded projects and further...

Portuguese Info Day on 25 March

Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources (ACPMR) and ASSIMAGRA – partners of MINE.THE.GAP consortium – will hold the National Info Day for Portugal on 25 March to present the MINE.THE.GAP project and the first open call. The event will be held in...

Latest News

We invite you to become a MINE.THE.GAP stakeholder

We welcome everyone, doesn’t matter if you are a company, cluster, research organisation, association or public administration, to become a MINE.THE.GAP stakeholder. Through the subscription, you will receive our newsletters detailing news about the open calls, awarded projects and further...

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 One reason can be the use of non-modern, less environmentally friendly and even outdated methods and technologies.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.