illuMINEation to transform Europe’s mining industry
The Horizon 2020 project titled illuMINEation with a budget of 8.9 Million Euro is set to kick-off in September 2020. The project’s vision is to tap the full potential a “digital mine” offers by embedding digital thinking into the heart of the mining businesses, by improving digital skills of mining personnel and by enhancing the cooperation along the entire digital mining value chain.
Europe urgently needs to reduce its import dependency in respect to a multitude of raw materials. In order to do so, Europe’s mining industry must completely redesign the process of traditional mining via the adoption of pioneering innovations and extensive use of data analytics. The EU-funded illuMINEation project will highlight significant aspects of digitalisation in underground mining activities with the core objective of improving the efficiency as well as health and safety of European mining operations and its personnel.