The project was closed after 39 months of cooperation between 11 partners (, one Research & Technology Organisation and an international association) coordinated by the , a key European player and competence centre in raw materials and advanced materials sectors.
EU Mining Regional Innovation Ecosystems: supporting the green transition and
securing the mineral raw materials supply to the European Union
The purpose of , organised in cooperation with the OECD and the , was to explore how interregional cooperation could help improving the supply of mineral raw materials in the EU, attract investments and align with EU policies. It was also a chance to exchange priorities, policy developments and opportunities among regions involved in S3P partnership, and to strengthen the network of European regions specialised in mining activities, complementing the actions taken by MINE.THE.GAP.
Future opportunities on raw materials: boosting SMEs & technology towards sustainable mining
highlighted the main results of the project, including the achievements made by the funded SMEs as well as the benefits obtained from mining companies participating in the action. In total, more than €3 million were dedicated to support services and financing for SMEs during the project.
After the display of results, a first round table was organised to discuss the future scale-up to a raw materials Eurocluster and a second one was held to discuss the role of MINE.THE.GAP in the New European Innovation Agenda and the coverage of the Critical Raw Materials Act. To conclude, 2 SMEs ( and ), funded by MINE.THE.GAP, presented the projects developed thanks to the cascade funding.
- Publication date
- 20 December 2023
- European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency