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strategic research and innovation agenda for the swedish mining and metal producing industry (strim) April 2013 The writing of this Agenda has been funded by a grant from Vinnova to RTC in spring 2012. The following organisations constituted the appli- cation consortium: Atlas Copco, Boliden, LKAB, LTU, RTC, Sandvik, SGU, SveMin and Zinkgruvan Mining AB. More organisations are expected to endorse the STRIM Agenda and to become actively involved in its implementation. The editorial board consisted of Bo Björkman (LTU), Göran Bäckblom (LKAB), Jenny Greberg (LTU) and Pär Weihed (LTU). The merged Gender Equality in Mining Agenda was written by Lena Abrahamsson (LTU), Eira Andersson (LTU) and Ylva Fältholm (LTU). Layout: Jeanette Bergman Weihed Contents 1 Executive summary   7 2 Introduction   11 2.1 Development of programmes for research and innovation in the mining sector from year 2005 and onwards    15 2.2 Current status   18 2.2.1 A Swedish mineral strategy     19 2.2.2 A Swedish Innovation Strategy    22 2.2.3 A vision of growth for the Swedish mining industry    24 2.2.4 Resource and energy efficiency    25 2.3 International outlook     27 2.4 Relationships to other research and innovation agendas    28 3 Vision   33 4 Agenda   37 4.1 Deep Innovative Exploration    38 4.1.1 Vision   38 4.1.2 State of the art    38 4.1.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions    43 4.1.4 Expected impact   43 4.2 Mining   44 4.2.1 Vision   44 4.2.2 State of the art    45 4.2.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions     55 4.2.4 Expected impact   61 4.3 Mineral Processing   62 4.3.1 Vision   62 4.3.2 State of the art    62 4.3.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions     64 4.3.4 Expected impact   65 4.4 Recycling and metallurgy    67 4.4.1 Vision   67 4.4.2 State of the Art    67 4.4.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions    69 4.4.4 Expected impact   75 4.5 Reclamation and Environmental performance    77 4.5.1 Vision   77 4.5.2 State of the art    77 4.5.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions     79 4.5.4 Expected impact   79 4.6 Attractive workplaces     81 4.6.1 Vision   81 4.6.2 State of the art    81 4.6.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions     83 4.6.4 Expected Impact   83 4.7 Gender equality in mining     84 4.7.1 Vision   84 4.7.2 State of the art    85 4.7.3 Research and innovation needs and strategies and actions    88 4.7.4 Expected impact   89 5 Expected impact   93 6 Actions to be implemented until 2020    97 1 Executive summary the strategic research and innovation agenda for the swedish min- ing and metal producing industry (strim) is subdivided into seven main Agenda areas: • Deep Innovative Exploration • Mining • Mineral Processing • Recycling and Metallurgy • Reclamation/Environmental Performance • Attractive Workplaces • Gender Equal Mining The sustainable supply of raw materials is a major challenge to Europe. Depend- ence on the import of metallic and mineral raw materials is the highest for any region in the world apart from Japan, and Sweden has an excellent geological potential, high-tech industry, a good infrastructure and stable political condi- tions – all of which are factors that will contribute to a competitive Swedish mining and supply sector. Sweden is in the forefront of efficient mining both underground and in open cast mining operations. It has leading global suppliers of underground equipment for the mining industry and one of the most com- petitive academic environments related to raw materials. We set the stage by explaining why the STRIM Agenda has been developed in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3, a common vision is set for the STRIM Agenda or- ganisations. The seven Agenda areas related to primary and secondary resources are explained in some detail in Chapter 4. Each Agenda area has defined the research and innovation needs in the short (2013–2016), medium (2016–2020) and long (beyond 2020) terms. Each Agenda area also has a defined vision for 2030 and beyond, based on key performance indicators. 7 All Agenda areas have defined their short- and medium-term measures that can be implemented within national and international RDI initiatives. The measures have been targeted against expected technical, economic, environ- mental and social impacts in a clearly defined way (Chapter 5). In Chapter 6, the proposed measures are shown in an extensive table for future implementation. The form of collaboration for execution is further defined in a national strategic innovation area – Mining – to be an

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