The MIREU Regional Kick-Off Conference for the Region of Saxony, Germany, will take place in Dresden on 1st March 2018.
The conference is supported by the Saxon State Ministry of Economy and Labor, all Saxon Chambers of Commerce, raw material associations and the Helmholtz Freiberg Institute of Resource Technology, thus displaying the three stakeholder columns of the raw material and metallurgy sectors: administration, industry and research in Saxony.
The programme provides an overview of selected Saxon mining and metallurgy activities, of which most will be presented by members from the Freiberg Geocompetence Centre (GKZ), following the aim of the MIREU project. This also includes a presentation on the status quo of the Social Licence to Operate and acceptance in Saxony, as an important industrial and social indicator, with latest studies being carried out by the GKZ working group “Acceptance”. A keynote speech will be given by Minister Martin Dulig from the Saxon State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport.
Michael Tost from Montanuniversität Leoben will give an introduction into the potentials of existing and future collaborations between Saxony and Austria in the field of mining and metallurgy.
In the last part of the conference, there will be a stakeholder dialogue with the audience where ideas and suggestions will be shared.
Please find attached the full programme for the conference together with instructions on how to register. Note that the language of the conference is German.
GKZ is an independent triple helix association of industry, research/academia, and administration operating in the fields of raw material economy along the whole value chain. With its architecture GKZ is an industry driven network based in Germany and comprising more than 160 national and international members. As a non-profit organisation GKZ is dedicated to network, to cluster, to promote and to exploit research results and innovation know-how. GKZ is well embedded in a number of national and global networks and achieves synergies from cooperation of members in the association and with third parties at governmental and non-governmental level which allows a deep penetration of dissemination. GKZ provides substantial services and information especially for SME in local and international market survey and market entry.
With a strong regional background in the Mining and Metallurgy Region of Saxony GKZ is committed to RIS3 policies such as the Saxon Raw Material Strategy and the Saxon Innovation Strategy as well as in cross border ERFD structural funds. In the cross-European panel work GKZ holds membership in the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. GKZ has been actively involved in several national and European R&I, ESF and Interreg projects.