The nomination procedure for the Swedish Mining Innovation Award is open! The award, which was established last year, is awarded by the national strategic innovation program Swedish Mining Innovation. The ceremony will take place on November 17th during the Svemin Autumn Meeting, and will award an innovation or other that has been of great importance to mining and innovation in Sweden.
Swedish Mining Innovation is now asking for nominations for best mining innovation. The nomination runs until August 31. It is possible to nominate an innovation, project, organization, person or other that has been of great importance to mining and innovation in Sweden.
A jury with representatives from the field of innovation and mining will appoint three finalists, and in the autumn these three innovations will be presented. The jury then appoints the winner of the Swedish Mining innovation Award.
– We know that Sweden is rich in fine innovations and that we are at the forefront globally. With this award, we want to make visible and spread awareness of Swedish innovation, both nationally and internationally, says Terese Ahlbäck, communications manager at Swedish Mining Innovation.
Last year’s Swedish Mining Innovation Award really showed that Sweden is rich in innovations. The three finalists were: Boliden’s electric trolley solution with the project team behind it, Fortum Waste Solution for their technical innovation in recycling water from the mining industry and Mobilaris for their solution Mobilaris Onboard. It was Mobilaris who eventually won the title Swedish Mining Innovation Award 2019. They also took the opportunity to award an honorary prize to Jan-Eric Sundkvist, Senior Metallurgist at Boliden Mines Technology in Boliden for the efforts he made within and for Boliden for a long time.
Swedish Mining Innovation is the strategic national innovation program for the Swedish mining and metal-producing industries, and part of Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Forma’s investment in strategic innovation areas.
Swedish Mining Innovation aims to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and create sustainable solutions for the Swedish mining industry and the metal mining sector through innovation projects, education, seminars and meetings, as well as internationalization. The host organization for the program is Luleå University of Technology.