The EU-funded ROBOMINERS project is organising its final conference “The future of mining in Europe – Minimising the environmental footprint through breakthrough technological innovations” on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 9:30-12:30 CET, back-to-back with the EU Raw Materials Week in Brussels.


The primary objective of the EU-funded ROBOMINERS project is to facilitate the extraction of mineral resources, including strategically important metals crucial for the ongoing energy transition, from domestic sources within the European Union. To achieve this goal, ROBOMINERS is developing a bio-inspired robot specifically designed for mining deposits that are challenging to access or relatively small in scale.

The project is coming to an end and will present its main outcomes during the EU Raw Materials Week 2023. The event will also offer the opportunity to discuss the technological future of mining in Europe. Representatives of other EU-funded projects will debate the most promising technological developments allowing the sector to minimise the environmental impact of mineral extraction while highlighting the importance of EU research in this area.


Participation in the event is free but registration via the following link is required:

Please note that this is a physical event. No online participation will be possible.

9:30 – Opening – ROBOMINERS coordinator Claudio Rossi

9:45 – Contribution of ROBOMINERS to EU policy (tbc)

10:00 – ROBOMINERS main outcomes

11:00 – Panel discussion

12:15 – Conclusions

12:30 – End of the event

A model of the mining robot as well as other technological components will be showcased during breaks.