Swedish Mining Research and Innovation Days 2024

Organizer Swedish Mining Innovation
Time 2024-05-06 12:002024-05-07 13:00
Location Kulturens hus, Luleå
Conference May 6-7 (More choices regarding dates and meals on the next page)

Innovation needs and landscape 
- today and tomorrow

We meet in early May to highlight and discuss the current and critical issues in the mining and metal sector. We will highlight today’s innovation needs and what the innovation landscape looks like. What will mining in the next century look like? What does the triple helix funding opportunities look like? How do we ensure that we make optimal choices as we move forward with the green transition? These are just some of the topics we address during this year’s edition of Sweden Mining Research and Innovation Days, which will be held lunch to lunch on May 6-7 at Kulturens hus in Luleå.

We need you, your knowledge, experience and thoughts to make a great event. Together we can take the steps towards a sustainable society and future. Come and enjoy lunch, listen to exciting presentations and projects, network with our exhibitors over a cup of coffee and mingle with new acquaintances with something nice to drink and canapés on the plate. 

The event is free but a fee of 500 SEK will be charged in case of late cancellation (less than 2 weeks before the event). One of our goals this year is that we want to reduce food waste and only order food for those who intend to visit the event. Therefore, we would appreciate that you cancel if you know that you are no longer able to participate. Send an email to info@swedishmininginnovation.se if you want to cancel your booking! 



6 May – Innovation of Today

11.30 – 13.00 Registration

13.00 Welcome

13.10 Triple helix funding opportunities

Maria Swartling, Metals & Minerals
Maria Sunér, Svemin, Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers
Lawrence Hooey, Metals & Minerals
Tobias Kampmann, Vinnova

14.00 Capacity building

Alireza Malehmir, Smart Exploration Research Center
More presenters TBA

14.30 Coffee and mingle in the innovation showroom

15.00 Raw Material Resilience – a sustainable supply of metals and minerals

Niklas Rossbach, The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Susanne Norgren, Sandvik Group
André Månberger, Lund University

15.40 Energy effective processes – minimizing need for new green energy

Fredrik Engström, H2 Green Steel
Magnus Evertsson, Chalmers University of Technology
Klara Helstad, Swedish Energy Agency

16.40 Bergforsk Awards
Bergforsk Foundation’s awards for the best Master’s, Licentiate and PhD theses

17.10-19.00 Mingle and networking


7 May – Innovation of Tomorrow

08.30 Welcome

08.38 Mining in space – what could next century hold?

09.00 Accelerating international collaboration – Opportunities and challenges
Daniel Cios, European Commission.
Hugo Pedrosa La Torre, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Mikael Johansson, Business Sweden
Katarina Nilsson, Svemin, ETP-SMR

10.00 Coffee and mingle in the innovation showroom

10.30 Optimal choices – how do we make the right decisions?
The holistic value model – Lisa Ek & Niklas Grönberg, Nordic Strategy Partners
Waste2place, Matt Baida, VAST
Trace4Value, Malin Rosqvist, PiiA – Processindustriell IT & Automation

11.15 Mining by 2050

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch


Innovation Showroom 

Discover and connect with some of the projects and initiatives withing our mining community.

Exhibitor List

Swedish Mining Innovation SME Network

Swedish Mining Innovation PhD Network

Sattajärvi Sameby


VAST/Boreal Orchard

Impact Innovation/Metals & Minerals

Communition Reimagined Sweden