The target groups to carry out projects which are funded under Green Mining include the mining industry, aggregate and natural stone industries, the technology and service providers of these sectors and research institutes. Research organisations from abroad are welcome to cooperate with Finnish partners in joint projects.
The Finnish mining industry is currently experiencing substantial growth. Extraction volumes of Finnish metal ores are likely to increase at least tenfold from their 2006 levels in the near future. In addition to the 47 active mines in Finland, the opening of 43 new ones is currently being investigated.
Sources: Tekes, Pro Inno Europe