Calls

Broad calls covering all of Swedish Mining Innovation’s thematic areas are announced on a regular basis. The financed innovation projects should help to strengthen the sustainability and competitiveness of the Swedish mining and metal producing industry, for example through new technological achievements. The projects financed may be pre-studies, fullscale projects or pilot projects.

Project applications are evaluated by an external assessment team. This leaves a recommendation to Swedish Mining Innovation’s board, which, after a thematic review, leaves a decision to Vinnova. After that, Vinnova takes the formal decision on which projects are granted and administrates them.

In addition to broad calls, there are also opportunities for existing projects to apply for planning grants to gear up the whole or part of their Swedish Mining Innovation project.

 

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Call is closed, new open call in May 2021

Open call: Tackling sustainability, environmental and climate challenges in the mining and metals industry

In this offer, we finance short-term pre-studies, full-scale innovation projects or pilot projects that meet the societal challenges defined in the agenda for sustainable mining and metal extraction.

What can you apply for?

You can apply for funding for shorter pre-studies, full-scale innovation projects or pilot projects that contribute to Swedish Mining Innovation’s objectives.

Who can apply?

Pre-studies can be applied for by a single partner as long as the applicant can demonstrate industrial and/or societal relevance in the form of a letter of intent from at least one relevant company or non-research organization. Consortia applying for full-scale or pilot projects must consist of at least two partners from industry or other non-research organizations and one research organization.

How much can you apply for?

Planned budget for the call is 20 MSEK. Maximum funding for a pre-study is 500 000 SEK and for full-scale innovation projects 10 MSEK. Full-scale and pilot projects may be granted up to 50 % of eligible project costs and for pre-studies up to 75 % of eligible project costs may be granted.

Important dates

Opens for application: 12 May 2020
Apply before: 5 November 2020 at 14:00
Decision given: 23 February 2021
Project allowed to start: 1 March 2021

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Call text – Tackling sustainability, environmental and climate challenges in the mining and metals industry

Contact

Lawrence Hooey, Technology and Innovation Manager Swedish Mining Innovation (contact)

More information and application

Vinnova website

Open Call Information videos

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18 Nov
2021

Leverage call

The strategic innovation programme Swedish Mining Innovation and Vinnova invite all stakeholders who have or have had projects financed by Swedish Mining Innovation to apply for grants for preparing a project application (called planning projects) to leverage their STRIM projects through initiation of the new project (called leverage projects). Leverage projects may be related to entire projects or parts of projects. The planning project grant is aimed at writing applications, building an international consortia and associated activities that lead to additional funding from EU or international programmes for continuing development based on activities and results from projects funded by Swedish Mining Innovation.

The leverage projects are to support the strategic innovation programme’s overall objectives to improve the competitiveness of the mining and metal producing industry, to improve the sustainability of the sector, to improve resource and energy efficiency across the entire sector’s value chain, as well as to develop and introduce new knowledge and new technologies to find new ores.

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Full call text

Important dates

Call opens: 11 January 2021
Call closes: 18 November 2021
Date of decision: Continuous
Earliest date of project start: Continuous
Last date of project start: 10 December 2021

Contact

Lawrence Hooey, Technology and Innovation Manager Swedish Mining Innovation (contact)

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