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NameSustainable mining and value networks
ContactJyri Wuorisalo
DescriptionThe project carries out export partner group to promote sustainable mining knowledge and technology export to
developing countries, to the rapidly developing market. The project familiarizes the North Savo SMEs to sustainable
mining rules, helps create sustainable mining value networks, and provides methods for creating business
partnerships in mine host communities in developing countries.

The main target of export partner group is Zambia and there Copperbelt mine area, which is part of the world's largest copper-producing area. Other countries are Namibia, Mozambique and South Africa.

Results of the project for companies are export partner group for sustainable mining value networks and established
business partnerships in developing countries. These partnerships have increased the ability to provide products and
services related to mining activities and links to other business and infrastructure development. Project increase
companies ability to promote industrial sustainability because companies needs the business opportunities that will be created in the transition to a sustainable economy.
PartnersHankkeen päätoteuttaja on Kuopio Innovation Oy, Savonia on osatoteuttaja.
Funded byEAKR Flat Rate 2014-2020

Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.