The STRIM research and innovation agenda, which has been dveloped jointly by the industry, academy and institutes, defines nine thematic areas as particularly important. Each agenda area has defined visions in the short, medium and long terms, and proposed the strategies necessary to achieve these visions. The Swedish mining and metal extraction industry is already at the forefront of research and innovation. However, further investments in innovation can help Sweden maintain and improve its position in this branch of industry.
Sustainability and digitisation are themes that recur within all thematic areas of STRIM. The environmental sustainability is an integral part of the industry, but economic and social sustainability are equally important for achieving competitiveness and acceptance. Digitisation is part of nearly every financed project, and is also a prerequisite for resource-efficient future production.