Exiting new art competition!


IMP@CT, as part of its broad dissemination programme is hosting an art exhibition, at the Heartlands World Heritage Mining site in Cornwall, in March 2020. This will coincide with a four day conference for stakeholders and related partners.

The art exhibition is titled ‘Of Earth – For Earth’ and we are inviting artists from any discipline to submit to the open call. Deadline for applications is 15th October, and more details can be found here


IMP@CT team at University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a finalist for a Europe-wide competition for women-led innovation. The IMP@CT team in Camborne School of Mines and Renewable Energy is led by geologist Kathryn Moore, Senior Lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals. Together the team seeks to develop sustainable whole systems mining solutions for production of an increasing diversity of technology metals. A public vote will decide which finalists are shortlisted for consideration of the award.Visit the website to read more about it or to cast your vote for the university, for women in STEMM or for low-carbon sustainable futures. Congratulations to the team on being named finalists and good luck.

Latest IMP@CT Newsletter published.


Project Workshop: Finland 2019

The Consortium has just held a stimulating and informative workshop and project meeting at Koli, in Eastern Finland, 15-17 May. The three day meeting consisted of presentations from IMP@CT members and other stakeholders, focusing on the subject of social sustainability associated with mining and resources. A full workshop report will be posted here shortly.

IMP@CT Workshop at Koli, Finland, May 2019
2019 Koli programme_website

Project Workshop: Balkans 2018

The second Balkans workshop was held in Bosnia and Serbia, 2-5 July 2018, and hosted by Mineco, and the Gross Mine at Srebenica in Bosnia.

IMP@CT Consortium members visit the refurbished smelting plant and mine site at Zayace in Serbia, July 2018


Members of the IMPaCT Consortium at the AIMS Conference, Aachen
Members of the IMPaCT Consortium at the AIMS Conference, Aachen

First International Conference “Mines of the Future” at RWTH Aachen, Germany 23-24 May 2018

The First International Conference MINES OF THE FUTURE, AIMS 2018 was held at RWTH Aachen on 23-24 May 2018. The IMPaCT Project held a special session during the conference which was well attended, and consisted of two Keynote speakers – Dr Kathryn Moore and Dominic Roberts from IMP@CT, and five further presentations from IMP@CT partners as well as posters, and participation in a panel discussion on the subject of “Mines of the future need to be different from those of today?”

Full Conference Report here

2018 IMP@CT Annual Project Meeting in Bristol, UK

The IMP@CT Consortium at the DoubleTree Cadbury House Hotel near Bristol, February 22-23 2018.


IMP@CT held its  Project Management Team Meeting in the UK on 22 and 23 February. It was a very informative and productive two days, with presentations and updates from almost all partners, and many decisions about the progress and next steps were made. In addition a separate WP6 kick off meeting was held, to get the Work Package off to a good start.


First IMP@CT Newsletter published. Please download here


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