Our vision is to create a long lasting impact on the way we test and demonstrate new technology and solutions for the mining industry. With a selected consortium ranging from mining companies, equipment and system suppliers to top-class universities, the SIMS project will boost development and innovation through joint activities aiming at creating a Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems.

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We will achieve our objectives through a number of work packages and demonstrations split between Industry leaders, innovative Universities and technology leading underground Mining partners.



Project Total Budget: 16 Million Euros
Project Length: 3 years
Project Start Date: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017


Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract.
Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important.

This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.

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Demonstration Locations

Successful demonstrations of each technology are key points in the SIMS project.