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Iberian Sustainable Mining Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 23 July, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Castilla y León
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Santiago
Cuesta López
Cluster Manager
+34987440481
director.general@ismc-iberiamine.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Metal Mining
Non-metal Mining
Technology fields: 
Mining Technologies
Recycling, Recovery
S3 EU priority areas: 
Mining of metal ores
Waste collection, treatment&disposal activities, materials recovery & remediation activities
Emerging industries: 
Environmental Industries
Experience Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
60
Number of SME members: 
38
Number of larger company members: 
5
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
9
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The Iberian Sustainable Mining Cluster (ISMC) arises due to the current situation of the mining sector, particularly in the province of León and the region of Castilla y León (Spain); which affects the entire value chain and the social acceptance. 

ISMC brings together leading companies in the extraction of mining resources and raw materials, engineering, training, transportation, associated services and commercialisation. In addition, it covers a wide range of raw materials and critical raw materials. 

ISMC currently comprises 60 regional, national and international companies that join efforts to consolidate the strengths of the mining sector and its associated services and promote sustained economic growth, giving priority and special attention to SMEs. 

The development of a low environmental impact, sustainable mining for the XXI century will occur through improvement and integration of new methods, techniques and processes that allow the use and valorisation of raw materials and their by-products, always according to the values of sustainability and circular economy. Companies taking part of ISMC fulfil all of them covering the whole mining value chain. 

Objectives:

  • Energize and boost the mining sector and its associated services
  • Promote growth and competitiveness.
  • Promote cooperation amongst its members
  • Attract business and commercial opportunities
  • Promote technological innovation in the field of R+D+i

Expertise offer:

  • ISMC covers the whole mining value chain
  • Wide coverage of raw materials & CRMs
  • Pilots and new lines of research
  • Stakeholders participation
  • Clustering activities

 

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of technology transfer
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Chile
China
Peru
South Africa
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Austria
Finland
Greece
Portugal
Sweden
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs
Other

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