Swedish Mining Research and Innovation day, May 9 2023 – Enabling innovation for a sustainable future

9 May 2023


Kulturens Hus, Lilla salen, Luleå 09.30 – 17.00

A day dedicated to how Sweden is driving green transformation and international competitiveness in mining innovation. Together with leading actors from the mining cluster we will give you the latest insights and impact from collaborative innovation and also explore what’s still ahead. As one of the main calendar events of the year, this is the place to connect with professionals, academia, public sector representatives from our innovation community.


09.30 Registration, coffee and mingle time with exhibitors.

10.30 Welcome by Charlotte Andersson, Programme Director, Swedish Mining Innovation.

Impact of the programme with:
Jenny Greberg, Vice President Technology, LKAB.
nders Sand, Research Manager, Boliden gruvor.
Helen Andréasson, Senior Consultant, Sweco.

11.00 Gathering strength to solve future challenges, Katarina Nilsson, R&I Director, Svemin.

Panel discussion with:
Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor, Luleå University of Technology.
Johan L Kuylenstierna, General Director, Formas.
Emil Görnerup, Research and Innovation Policy Expert, Svenskt Näringsliv.
Jenny Greberg, Vice President Technology, LKAB.

11.45 Sustainable and risilient value chains, Maria Sunér, CEO Svemin.

Panel discussion with:
Marta-Lena Antti, Professor and head of subject, Luleå University of Technology.
Emma Mäkitaavola, Project Manager, Copperstone Resources.
Lars Nybom, Innovation Project Manager and R&D&I Funding Specialist, Ragn-Sells.
David Högnelid, Chief Strategy Officer LKAB, Business Area Special Products.
Anders Sand, Research Manager, Boliden Gruvor.

12.30 Lunch and exhibition
Coffee is served outside Lilla salen, in the exhibition area.

13.30 Results and Impact of Swedish Mining Innovation, Charlotte Andersson, Programme Director and Lawrence Hooey, Technology and Innovation Manager,  Swedish Mining Innovation.

Project results and highlights:
A novel biobased flotation process – Katerina Hruzova, PhD Student, Luleå University of Technology.

Nexgen SIMS – Niclas Dahlström, Project Manager, LTU Business

The imminent revolution in mining: Low energy Comminution – Magnus Evertsson, Associate Professor, Product Development, Chalmers University of Technology.

HypexBio – Thomas Gustavsson, CEO and Joel Norberg, Hypex Bio Explosives Technology.

Impact of miNing-project on the reduction of nitrogen discharges in mining processes – Roger Herbert, Associate Professor, Uppsala University.

Mining with Nature – Kristina Branteryd, Director Environment, Svemin

15.10 Bergforsk Award, 
Staffan Sandström, CEO/Managing Director Zinkgruvan Mining AB, Lundin Mining and chairman of the board, Bergforsk Foundation.

15.30 A Swedish fika

16.00 Enabling Innovation, Charlotte Andersson, Programme Director, Swedish Mining Innovation.

Policies in the EU: Daniel Cios, Policy officer, European Commission.

ERA-MIN: Dina Carrilho, PhD Senior Science Officer, Department of International Relations,
Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal.

ETP SMR: Katarina Nilsson, President ETP SMR.

Team Sweden Mining: Keith Taylor, Global Program Manager, Business Sweden.

16.40 Discussions


Projects och networks:

Mining with Nature, Kristina Branteryd, Svemin.
Waste2Place, Geomorphic Design, Frida Holst and Matt Baida, VAST.
-Environmental permitting process, implementation of water directive, evaluating consequences for Swedish mining, Lotta Lauritz, LKAB.
-Smart surveillance with 3D lidar technology that can detect and prevent faults and accidents, Ida Rehnström and Dariusz Kominiak, Flasheye.
Nexgen SIMS, Niclas Dahlström, LTU Business.
Safe, sustainable transports in reindeer husbandry area, Johanna Finnholm and Johny Lantto, Sattajärvi sameby.
SME network, Erik Hagenrud, Swedish Mining Innovation.
PhD Student Network, Nils Jansson and Filip Simán, Swedish Mining Innovation/Luleå University of Technology.


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