Our last Innovation Idea Competition – Your last chance to win


Do you have an innovative idea that can make a difference and contribute to a sustainable mining industry? Take the opportunity to compete for SEK 600,000 to realize your idea. This will be the last Innovation Idea Competition and your last chance to win.

-As Chairman of the jury, I would like to announce that this is the last chance to apply for and participate in our Innovation Idea Competition. Over the years, the competition has been a catalyst for finding innovative and groundbreaking ideas that can contribute to and shape the future of our sector. The competition has once again gathered a very competent international jury, which guarantees different perspectives and expertise. We are looking forward with excitement to the innovative ideas that the applicants will present this year,  says Lotta Sartz.

The Jury 2024

  • Lotta Sartz, Swedish Mining Innovation Bergslagen (Chairman of the jury)
  • Théo Berthet, Business Development Manager, EIT Raw Materials
  • Susanne Eriksson Rostmark, External FoI Collaboration Manager, LKAB
  • Katarina Öquist, R&D Manager Technology and Innovation Underground Division, Epiroc
  • Lars Wallgren, Acting Environmental Manager and Development strategist, Kaunis Iron
  • Anders Sand, Research Manager, Boliden Mines
  • Keith Taylor, Global Program Manager, Business Sweden, USA

We are seeking ideas that challenge conventions and transcend boundaries. Our goal is to see novel innovations that push the envelope of what is possible in mining, welcoming ideas not only from established industry players but also from creative minds beyond the traditional mining and metals cluster. I encourage applicants to release their creativity and propose ideas that can transform the mining landscape. This is an opportunity to showcase ingenuity and pioneer change. Excited to witness the bold ideas that will emerge, knowing that this year’s competition marks the culmination of our journey.

“Let’s embark on this final chapter together and discover the next wave of visionary ideas for the mining and metals industry!”

Lotta Sartz, Senior Project Manager at Swedish Mining Innovation Bergslagen and the Chairman of the jury 2024.

The competition is not just about developing new technical solutions. It also includes social innovations and unconventional approaches that could revolutionize our industry. For example, one of the winners from last year’s competition was landscape architects who really showed the power of thinking outside the box. So…

💡 Don’t get hung up on the idea that it has to be a technical solution!

⬛ Dare to think outside the box!

Submit your idea before April 25th!

More about the competition here!

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