OSIRIS (Optical Scanning and Image analysis for Resource characterIzation and Simulation)
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Avdelningen för Mineral och metallurgi|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - September 2017|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for Swedish mining and metal producing industry - SIP Swedish Mining Innovation|
Purpose and goal
The ongoing PREP-project has so far generated a lot of results from the different WP: s more than beforehand expected. To extend the project frame, there is an opportunity to establish front edge technique to improve resource characterization which mean a positive impact on all steps in the value chain and help prediction and management of production from mine to mill. Our primary goal was to build an international consortium to apply for funding at ERA-MIN, or an Interreg Nord project.
Expected results and effects
3 different scope was identified, minimal-medium-large, to gather a strong multidisciplinary consortium with focus to develop and build single units or a system solution into automation of the mineral value chain. For a European project a larger scope included research and industrial innovation and for a minimal-medium project a more regional collaboration between academia and industry was considered appropriate. For the time being there are still some official questions to be formulated in the coming consortia concerning the budget and practicable in the future application.
Planned approach and implementation
We completed our strategy by identifying which missing links that was needed to get the right profile of the network and to include all actors along the mineral value chain. In total we organised 3 different work-shops with partners for a future consortium both from industry and academia. A larger project with a European network proved to be harder to realize due to the potential partners already was involved in similar projects to or didn’t see the possibilities with an industry related project. The two smaller projects were considered to have potential to be planned and performed.