The MIN-GUIDE project is carried out by a consortium of 10 partners from across 9 European member states. To ensure the expertise and know-how necessary for the implementation of the project and the achievement of its objectives, the consortium includes very knowledgeable and experienced members. Below you can find a short description to get to know them better.
1) The Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (AT) conducts research and policy consulting projects covering inter-disciplinary issues such as Sustainable Development Strategies and Indicators, Sustainable Consumption and Production. The Vienna University is the project coordinator of MIN-GUIDE ensuring a smooth and effective implementation of the project.
2) The Policy Studies Institute at the University of Westminster (UK) is a leading centre for research on environmental and sustainability issues. The Policy Studies Institute is in charge of the activities related to the Minerals Policy Guide Development and its conceptual basis.
3) The Montanuniversitaet Leoben (AT) is a technical university covering the field of mineral resources, metallurgy and material sciences. Within the project, it leads the work package on dealing with innovation for exploration and extraction using their experience in the raw minerals extraction sector.
4) The Luleå University of Technology in Sweden carries out research activities covering the whole chain from exploration for metal ores via extraction, to mineral processing and beneficiation of the concentrates. Luleå University leads the work package related to the innovative mineral processing.
5) The National Technical University of Athens is the oldest and most prestigious technical university in Greece participating in many national and international R&D project. With regards to the MIN-GUIDE project, it is in charge of the work package on Innovative waste management and mine closure.
6) The Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (Geological Survey of Spain) is the main Earth sciences research centre of Spain and it is attached to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. It is in charge of the work package on raw materials knowledge and information base.
7) The University of Aveiro (PT) carries out research on different fields including environment and marine, geo-technologies and geo-engineering. Throughout the duration of the project, it supports the completion of different work packages in particular thanks to its expertise on deep sea mining.
8) GOPA Com. is a specialised communication agency based in Belgium. It is in charge of the communication and dissemination activities ensuring high visibility to the project and its results.
9) The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering (HR) organizes and conducts academic studies while engaging in the scientific work in the domain of engineering sciences including the scientific fields of mining, petroleum and geological engineering. The University supports different work packages of the project as well as the dissemination and outreach activities.
10) The Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland is responsible for the operating environment underpinning entrepreneurial and innovation activities, securing the functioning of the labour market and workers’ employability and regional development. The Finnish partner provides feedback across all the work packages and in particular with regards to the outreach to policy makers. All the partners will collaborate closely throughout the project to guarantee high-quality results, stakeholder engagement and wide effective dissemination activities.