Welcome to SIP STRIM’s annual innovation idea competition!
The competition is a unique opportunity for suppliers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the mining and metal industry to present their ideas and thereby be given the opportunity to realize them.
You can submit your idea until 13 May 2020. The jury will then make a first selection. Eight selected contributions will get to pitch their idea in front of a jury and audience on Euromine Expo on 10 June 2020.
The final winner receives 600 000 SEK for the realization of their idea!
Deadline for submitting your idea description, 13 May 2020, at 23:59.
Notice of acceptance of the pitch event, 25 May
Deadline to confirm participation at pitch event, 28 May
Deadline for submission of presentation for pitch, 3 June
Pitch event at Ljusgården, Luleå Science Park*, 10 June
The winner will be announced and presented on the SIP STRIM website no later than 25 June, at 12:00
* We closely monitor the situation and developments surrounding Corona and Covid-19, and act on the recommendations given. Optionally, the format of the pitch event may be changed to meet the requirements, for example to be kept in smaller groups or via link. But don’t hesitate to submit your idea, a winner will be selected!
Pitch event at Ljusgården, Luleå Science Park on 10 June 2020
The pitch event will be held on Wednesday, 10 June at 9.30-12.00 at Ljusgården, Luleå Science Park in Luleå.
The event is a great opportunity to meet creative entrepreneurs and mingle with people from the industry. A warm welcome to join as an audience!
Registration for audience
More information within shortly.
We closely monitor the situation and developments surrounding Corona and Covid-19, and act on the recommendations given. Optionally, the format of the pitch event may be changed to meet the requirements, for example to be kept in smaller groups or via link. But don’t hesitate to submit your idea, a winner will be selected!
Submission to the innovation idea contest
Download the template for the submission of contributions here: Application form
Submit your contribution on the intended word template to: [email protected], no later than 13 May 2020, at 23:59.
Describe your idea in a short and concise way from a solution/technical perspective, as well as market/customer perspective.
The team is an important part of the potential for an idea to progress and succeed. Describe the project team under designated heading in the application.
Describe the current status of the idea in relation to TRL. See TRL image below.
Who can apply for SIP STRIM innovation idea competition?
The innovation idea competition is open to small businesses, ie. micro and small and medium enterprises. The SME category consists of companies that employ fewer than 250 people and whose annual sales do not exceed EUR 50 million or whose total assets do not exceed EUR 43 million per year.
TRL, Technology readiness level: Technical development status on your solution
Technology Readiness Level (TRL) is a method developed within Horizon 2020 to denote the degree of maturity of a technology. The measurement system provides an understanding of technology status throughout the innovation chain.
The pitch competition will be held in Swedish. The competitors can pitch and apply in english if they wish so.
Each speaker has five (5) minutes to pitch their idea, jury and other participants are then given three (3) minutes to ask questions.
Travel allowance of 3000 kr can be sought by participants who have been selected to the pitch competition.
Information about winning
The winner selected by SIP STRIM is entitled to funding if they meet Vinnova’s requirements. Innovation ideas that have already received funding from Vinnova are not eligible for funds.
Winners will have to submit a detailed project plan for how they intend to use the funding, as well as what activities they are planning for taking their innovation to the the next stage of development.
So much support can be given to an organisation
The maximum allowable aid of minor importance is EUR 200,000 per beneficiary during the last three tax years. In order to calculate the maximum allowable aid, all grants granted under the Minority Aid Regulation must be aggregated. In this calculation, contributions to other parts of the Group should also be taken into account.
SIP STRIM’s winner – Atium AB, “Innovation for more efficient and sustainable purification of water from mercury”
Jury’s motivation: Mercury is one of the ten most dangerous substances for human health, according to WHO. At the same time, it is an extensive global problem. Many industries, including the mining industry, handle mercury in process and waste water. Atium AB develops a more efficient and sustainable technology to selectively clean water from mercury with a reusable filter. The method can clean low concentrations in an energy-efficient manner. The idea has a great development potential because purification of mercury is a global need, and there are also opportunities to develop the method for purifying water from other heavy metals.
EIT RawMaterials winner – ReVibe Energy, “Wireless recording and analysis of vibrations and shocks for monitoring equipment in mining and industrial environments”
Jury’s motivation: An innovation that will enable new capabilities for EIT RM value chain in improving maintenance and efficiency by detecting and collecting data with higher accuracy and capacity in a mobile and battery driven environment.
Winner SIP STRIM – MBV Systems, “3DPM”
Jury motivation: A well performed pitch presenting an idea that addresses an important challenge – real time measurement of granular materials fragmentation. The winning team is highly qualified and the idea has potential to increase both resource efficiency and energy efficiency.
Winner EIT RM – ReVibe Energy AB, “Powering the Industrial Internet of Things”
Jury motivation: A well preformed pitch and highly qualified team with an innovative and potentially power saving technology of high interest for the EIT RawMaterials value chain.
Northern Mining Products AB, “Dynamiska bergbultar för människa, miljö och ekonomi”
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