NordMin Workshop: How to go further in Nordic collaboration in the mining research and education

20.10.2016, 00:00 - Jenna Stenroos
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The workshop will review the experiences and results gained from recent Nordic collaboration projects, which covered different stages of the mining value chain. In a roundtable discussion, representatives of the mining industry will meet financiers to discuss the common funding possibilities for satisfying the Nordic learning and research needs. A special topic is also how to enhance education at different levels, especially the lifelong learning during professional carriers in the mineral sector. The target is to shape proposals for enhancing education, which EIT RawMaterials has the possibility to fund.

The background for this workshop is the NordMin Network (2013-2017) funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers focussing on sustainable Nordic mining and mineral industry with an impact on green growth in the Nordic countries and Europe. NordMin aims to connect Nordic mining and mineral sector such as: industry, research, academia, government and regions.
The workshop is a unique possibility to meet all research funding councils in the same place at the same time.

Target group:
The workshop is aiming in bringing together stakeholders representing the mining industry, funding councils, scientists from universities, research organizations and public authorities for discussing and exchanging views on the research needs and especially on how to solve financing of Nordic collaboration.

Organizing Committee:
• Maija Uusisuo, Finnish Ministry of employment and the economy (MEE) and NordMin national coordinator for Finland (chair)
• Olli Salmi & Denise McCluskey, EIT RawMaterials
• NordMin national coordinators: Per Kalvig (Denmark), Hans Hinrichsen (Greenland), Bryndís Guðrún Róbertsdóttir (Iceland), Per Helge Høgaas (Norway), Pär Weihed (Sweden)
• Betty Christakopoulou, NordMin
• Margareta Wahlström, VTT, Finland (secretary)

Get together party:
Welcome cocktails will be arranged on October 19, 2016 at 6 pm prior to the workshop. Place: The House of the Estate, address: Snellmaninkatu 9-11, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Costs:
The workshop is financially supported by NordMin – A Nordic Network of Expertise for a Sustainable Mining and Mineral Industry. Participation is free of charge but registration is required.

Registration:
Registration will open in week 24 and will end at October 11, 2016. For registration, please click here or alternatively use the link for registration at NordMin web-page. The presentations will be available to all participants after the workshop.

Further information:
For further information: please contact Senior Scientist Margareta Wahlström (e-mail: Margareta.Wahlstrom@vtt.fi).
We wish all who are interested to join us in Helsinki, Finland in Mid October!