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Strategy Development in recomine-alliance

The project is based on the recomine-concept and aims to further development of the recomine-alliance strategy. The project is one of the three projects in recomine funded from the beginning of the implementation phase and includes all relevant activities for further development of the strategy and the establishment of a long-term and adaptable structure of the network, which is able to go beyond the funding. It has to respond strategically to the requirements of the international market. The focus is also on the strategic selection and preparation of the R&D locations as real world laboratories for addressing technical and social issues. In addition, the market situation with regard to the innovations of the network is continuously analyzed and evaluated in order to strategically align the network and adapt the skills to the requirements (identification of new partners). Cross-border networking with the Czech Republic is being expanded as an important strategic element to strengthen the network. A communication strategy will be developed to optimize internal communication in line with the recomine-vision and make an external contribution to the global marketing of regional solutions. The long-term organizational form (association/GmbH/etc.) as well as network goals and main objectives are regularly adapted with the partners in strategy workshops.

Project Overview

  • Time span
    01.08.2019 to 31.07.2022
  • Pseudonym
  • Project type
    Strategy/ Network development


Philipp Büttner

Phone: +49 351 260 4417

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Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) will celebrate its birthday together with Saxonian Minister President Michael Kretschmer and interested guests on September 9, 2021. The number 10 plays an important role for both the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF). In addition to the 10-year affiliation of the HZDR with the Helmholtz Association, the HIF looks back on 10 very successful years at the research location of Freiberg. Furthermore, the HIF inaugurates its new metallurgy pilot plant on September 9, 2021. The inauguration marks another milestone in the development of a unique campus for resource technology and progresses sustainability steadily at HIF. The HIF will celebrate this progress and cordially invites you!

The new metallurgy pilot plant at HIF. ©HZDR/599Media

Can the recycling of mining waste become a new business? That was the main question addressed in the Lunch Event & Debate organised by the Horizon2020 NEMO project on April 27, 2021.

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You can find more information on the website of the project Nemo (

Eight partner from science and industry participate in the research project “TerZinn – Technologieentwicklung und Erprobung für nachhaltiges Wassermanagement und additive Rohstoffgewinnung am Modellstandort Zinnerzgrube Ehrenfrieders-dorf“: Zinnerz Ehrenfriedersdorf GmbH, G.E.O.S. Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Wis-mut GmbH, BIT Tiefbauplanung GmbH, ibes AG, Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik Meinsberg e.V., TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS. The Federal Ministry of Edu-cation and Research (BMBF) funds the project with around one million euros. TER-ZINN belongs to the alliance “recomine – rethinking resources”, which works on the subject of mining waste at the intersection of environmental technology, resource technology and digitalization.

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On 18th of February 2021 the recomine-project TERZinn starts as the first of currently eight selected projects of the first recomine-call. Over the next three years, a digital underground measurement system will be developed and tested in the historic Ehrenfriedersdorf mine site. Newly developed sensors will record current information from the incoming mine water and pass it on to a modular water treatment system, which will then decide how heavily the water needs to be treated depending on the water contamination (e.g. with Arsenic). The system will then be further developed for use in the Ore Mountains and around the world, and will sustainably improve water quality in many mining regions.