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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Upcoming call in January 2022!

  The second call of MINE.THE.GAP will open in January 2022! While we cannot go into details yet, we invite you to search for your project partner(s) and think about your solution to the top challenges of the raw materials...

14 projects receive funding from MINE.THE.GAP

As a result of the first open call, MINE.THE.GAP funds 14 projects that will work on innovative solutions and synergies between raw materials mining SMEs and providers from the fields of ICT, Circular Economy, Resources Efficiency, and Advanced Manufacturing. These...

Regional Info Day in Spanish on 13 April

Next Tuesday, 13 April, at 12:00 CEST, MetaIndustry4 organizes an online Infoday at regional level, which is aimed to raise the awareness of the project funding opportunities and access to international networks that this initiative opens up for Asturian companies....

Latest News

Upcoming call in January 2022!

  The second call of MINE.THE.GAP will open in January 2022! While we cannot go into details yet, we invite you to search for your project partner(s) and think about your solution to the top challenges of the raw materials...

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 One reason can be the use of non-modern, less environmentally friendly and even outdated methods and technologies.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 second call will open on 10 January 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:​ 8-9 months
Funding conditions: ​Maximum per SME: 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:​ 9-12 months
Funding conditions: ​Maximum per SME: 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.