About

The Strategic innovation programme for the Swedish Mining and Metal producing Industry, STRIM, has its origins in the agenda that was presented in April 2013, supported by VINNOVA, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Here, announcements and news about the program will be presented. The programme SIP Mining and Metal Extraction includes 7 areas:

  • Innovative deep exploration – improvement of drilling technology and exploration methods to expand the availability of domestic mineral raw materials
  • Mining - strengthening of the Swedish mining sector’s competitiveness through more efficient technology and environmentally friendly, safe processes
  • Enrichment – increase in resource efficiency and energy efficiency
  • Reuse and foundries – minimizing environmental impact and maximizing the financial results through the effective utilization of waste and scrap
  • Recycling and environmental performance – minimizing the overall footprint of mining
  • Attractive workplaces – minimization of personnel underground through new technology for the extraction
  • Equality in mining – breaking gender patterns as well as ore.

The program will run during the time period 2013-2016 and has the overall aim of contributing to sustainable growth and strengthen the Swedish mining and metal extraction industry. The program is aimed at actors in academia, industry and the community collectively working to achieve the program’s goals and vision.

Read the agenda here.

The Strategic innovation programme for the Swedish Mining and Metal producing Industry, STRIM, is part of VINNOVA, The Swedish Energy Agency and Formas joint investment in strategic innovation areas (SIP).

The aim of the initiative in strategic areas of innovation is to encourage international competitiveness and sustainable solutions to global societal challenges. The Strategic innovation programme for the Swedish Mining and Metal producing Industry, STRIM, and VINNOVA invites all stakeholders who can contribute to the overall aim and objectives to submit applications.

Information on the full program of strategic innovation areas are available at: www.vinnova.se/sio | The Strategic innovation programme for the Swedish Mining and Metal producing Industry, STRIM