WP6: Knowledge management and Exploitation
ProMine Factsheets: Designed by IRMCo, utilizing inputs compiled by Kemakta, Oct 2010
The objective of WP6 is to ensure the efficient and effective flow of information, both within the project, and with outside parties. The added value component will be to maximize the creative capacity of all data and knowledge generated by the project. This in turn will feed into the overall goal of improving industrial links and revitalizing the industry.
Activities within WP6 provide active support to ensure that the knowledge management within ProMine circulates and expands, and are aligned with three main knowledge capture stages:
an initial phase where knowledge on the products to be developed as well as on the model sites is collected,
a development phase during which the technological solutions, including also their socio-economic valuation, are analysed for the purpose of dissemination, and
a final phase aimed at exploitation (commercial and non-commercial) of the knowledge acquired.
The description of the current sustainability situation has been harnessed to produce a folder with ProMine Factsheets on each of the Model Sites for circulation within and outside ProMine. In parallel, a first series of stakeholder workshops, designed as ProMine Information Days, have been organized with the purpose of bringing together potential industrial endusers, decision-makers as well as representatives of various public interest around the central theme in ProMine “What are your needs, what can we offer”.
A second series of Stakeholder Workshops has the objective to generate a discussion on the marketability of the new products that are being researched in ProMine and their potential applications in industry. In addition to these workshops, the presentations on the project at major venues (see abstracts and posters), provide the opportunity to promote ProMine and also to seek potential customers worldwide.
Leading ProMine figures from academia and industry are actively contributing to the formulation of policies and recommendations, including e.g. the Commission’s Raw Materials Innovation Partnership initiative: Non-Energy Raw Materials for a Modern Society, EU Strategy 2020, etc.
The cooperation of public research institutes and private-sector innovators is creating new intellectual property and there are at least 20 identified exploitable results that may have significant commercial or industrial applications. An Exploitation Strategy Plan is being drawn up.