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Intelligent rock bolts in smart mining x2

Reference number
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - ProcessIT Innovations
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration November 2016 - June 2017
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme for Swedish mining and metal producing industry - SIP Swedish Mining Innovation

Purpose and goal

The project’s objective was to create a strong Swedish consortium and to craft two RDI-proposals (one smaller and one larger) directed to EU H2020, ECSEL or Vinnova. The project successfully crafted a smaller proposal directed to SIP PiiA, but the proposal was unfortunately not submitted due to that two project partners left the consortium the day before deadline. Regarding the larger proposal, it is directed towards ECSEL and the first stage has been cleared and the consortium now continues towards submitting the second step (i.e. full proposal) by 20th of September.

Expected results and effects

The project has built a Swedish consortium and connected it into an international consortium (with VTT in Finland as lead). A smaller RDI-proposal has been crafted but unfortunately not been submitted due to partner withdrawal. The work from the small proposal has been used in the larger proposal, where Sweden looks to get a strong and innovative context with both industrial relevance and academic progress. In addition, an academic publication has been crafted/submitted to an academic conference (, which will strengthen future applications.

Planned approach and implementation

Initially, the project made a foundational work with the purpose to build a consortium of needed partners/competences as well as developed a text describing the intelligent rock bolts, how they can be used, and what is needed to be innovated/developed/researched in order for them to become leading on the global market. Subsequently, a smaller RDI-proposal was crafted directed to SIP PiiA and the Swedish consortium now continues the work to craft and finalize the larger proposal directed to ECSEL (i.e. we continue after this project’s end) and will submit the full proposal at 20-Sep 2017.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2016-04953

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