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19/10/2023Ro Technology, the Dig_IT communication, and dissemination task leader, embarked during the summer and autumn of 2023 on a long journey to capture the captivating locations of our project use cases in Italy, Norway, and Finland. 

On first place, Ro Technology, together with MDF Studio, the video producers, travelled to the province of Bergamo in Italy to visit Marini Marmi. There, they had the chance to interview from first hand to Giulio Marini, owner and CEO of Marini Marmi and Matteo Moioli, member of Marini Marmi team. During their visit, our Dig_ITers were able to film exclusive shots of the exterior and interior of the mine, as well as its facilities.

On October, they headed to Norway and visited the Tellnes mine from our Titania use case, gathering excellent photo and video material, and interviewing Marte Toegersen, as Titania’s responsible for Dig_IT Project.

The next destination of this adventure was the Kemi mine from Tapojarvi located in Finland. There, our Dig_ITers could capture stunning shots of the mine and interviewed Markus Partanen, Maintenance manager at Tapojarvi.

The last stop of the journey was HANNUKAINEN MINING OY, located in Kolari within the Arctic Circle. Surrounded by the snow, our Dig_ITers were able to interview Jaana Koivumaa, manager, and Tuomas Lahti, environmental engineer at Hannukainen.

All in all, collecting material for our final project video has turned out to be an incredible experience to visit the use cases, meet the wonderful team behind it, and see the fruits of the project first-hand.

About Dig_IT

Dig_IT project aims to develop a human-centered IIoT platform connecting the mining ecosystem of assets, environment, and humans to increase mining efficiency: saving costs using optimized scheduling, increasing uptime using predictive operation and maintenance, and identifying new revenue opportunities using advanced geological interpretation on exploration mining phase. To address industry needs of minimizing accidents, optimizing production processes, and reducing costs, intelligent systems will provide real-time insights for the enterprise at all operational levels.

For more information about the Dig_IT Project and to stay updated on its progress, please visit digit-h2020.eu.

Contact

María García Camprubí
Project Coordinator
ITAINNOVA: Technological Institute of Aragon
info@digit-h2020.eu

22/09/2023 – The Dig_IT Project consortium marked a significant milestone as they held a highly productive Online Technical Meeting last Friday, 22 September. The meeting served as a crucial juncture for the consortium to intensify their efforts, analyze the current project status, and deliberate over pending tasks.

With just eight months remaining until the conclusion of this ambitious project, the meeting, which commenced at 9:30 AM and concluded around 3:30 PM, witnessed the active participation of all 16 project partners.

The meeting kicked off with an introduction that provided an overview of the project’s overall progress. Then, participants were guided through the upcoming steps crucial to executing the second reporting period successfully.

Subsequently, each Work Package leader took the stage one by one, delivering presentations on the status and advancement of their respective tasks. These sessions included a review of accomplishments from the previous project period, an outline of pending tasks awaiting completion, and a clear roadmap for future actions. The dynamic discussions that followed provided a valuable place for all partners to share their insights.

The event, attended by approximately 40 participants, fostered an atmosphere of interaction, enabling attendees to engage in meaningful exchanges of questions and answers. This collaborative approach allowed each participant the freedom to contribute their unique perspectives, enriching the discourse and propelling the project forward.

María García Camprubí from ITAINNOVA, serving as the Project Coordinator, played a pivotal role in chairing the meeting, ensuring that the meeting ran smoothly and efficiently.

As the Dig_IT Project consortium reaches this critical juncture, their dedication and collaborative spirit continue to drive progress toward their shared objectives. 

About Dig_IT

Dig_IT project aims to develop a human-centered IIoT platform connecting the mining ecosystem of assets, environment, and humans to increase mining efficiency: saving costs using optimized scheduling, increasing uptime using predictive operation and maintenance, and identifying new revenue opportunities using advanced geological interpretation on exploration mining phase. To address industry needs of minimizing accidents, optimizing production processes, and reducing costs, intelligent systems will provide real-time insights for the enterprise at all operational levels.

For more information about the Dig_IT Project and to stay updated on its progress, please visit digit-h2020.eu.

Contact

María García Camprubí
Project Coordinator
ITAINNOVA: Technological Institute of Aragon
info@digit-h2020.eu

10th Technical Meeting

On the 7-10th of November, the 10th Technical Meeting of Dig_IT took place at the Titania AS Tellnes Mine in Egersund, Norway. The partners presented the progress made during the period, and discussed any challenges and issues that had arisen in their tasks.

During the meeting, the participants had the opportunity to visit the Tellnes Mine, where they learned about the management and production processes of the mine, as well as the measures taken to ensure safety and sustainability. They also discussed the installation of sensors in the mine to improve the monitoring and control of the production process.

Overall, the meeting was a great success, and the partners left with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the Dig_IT project. They also had the opportunity to network and build relationships with other professionals in the industry.

 

9th Technical Meeting

The 9th Technical Meeting of Dig_IT was conducted virtually on September 27th. Each Work Package (WP) leader presented the progress made during the previous period. The participating partners provided comments and raised questions for each WP.

Furthermore, they reviewed a list of unresolved issues, analyzed the potential risks for upcoming tasks, and deliberated on potential management strategies and solutions.

Sustainable Places Conference 2022

Our colleagues from Ro Technology, represented by Amal Alrish, Diego Grimani, and Damiano Vallocchia, disseminated the Dig_IT project at the Sustainable Places Conference 2022 in Nice from 6- 9 September. They discussed collaboration opportunities together with over 150 projects addressing all of the Horizon Europe work program’s topics that have to do with creating a better, more sustainable built environment.

The opening plenary served as an invitation to innovate for sustainability with France, its Region Sud, and Nice Côte d’Azur. The European Commission, the French Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Mayor of Nice, and regional industry innovation clusters provided the opening keynotes. The session also included an info day where a relevant selection of forthcoming EU funding opportunities through the LIFE and Horizon Europe calls were presented. After the session, they had the chance to connect and create research and Market opportunities with the global Sustainable Places community during the networking and welcome drink.

During the second day, they had the chance to attend several seminars and workshops covering various topics at the Sustainable Places Conference. For example, digitalization of the building sector, AI and ethics in manufacturing, and Smart meter roll-up. In addition, in the afternoon, they attended other interesting workshops related to Ontologies in Digital Twin, and Deep renovation. Moreover, they participated in celebrating the 10th anniversary of this #event during a unique social dinner at the iconic Le Negresco hotel in the evening.

The third day of the Sustainable Places Conference featured different workshops and paper sessions on the topics of innovative renovation techniques, renewable technologies, circularity, and grid-scale technologies. Our colleague Amal Alrish presented the Dig_IT project’s objective, concept, use cases, achieved milestones, and foreseen ones during the Sustainable Construction session.

During the fourth day, besides attending several interesting workshops on Energy Skills in Construction 3.0, Urban transformation, renewables, and AI & digitalization, they had the opportunity to visit the Nice Smart City Innovation Center (IMREDD – Université Côte d’Azur) in the afternoon. This center is interested in a social challenge: the intelligent and resilient territory tackling all environmental problems. It aspires to develop the Mediterranean city of the future. They had the chance to know the majority of its operations, which are centered on four Strategic Activity Areas (SAAs). These include intelligent buildings/neighborhoods, mobility, risks, the environment, and, in a transversal manner, human beings. The core of smart city projects is the philosophical, ethical, safety, well-being, behavioral, and usage aspects.

8th Technical Meeting

On the 24-25th of May, the 8th Technical Meeting of Dig_IT has been held at Bergamo, Italy. The work package leaders presented the work accomplished during the period and discussed with other partners the open points of their tasks. 
We had the opportunity to visit the Marini Marmi mine, thanks to MARINI, learn more about the process of managing activities in the mine site in order to facilitate the production of Ceppo di Gré and Nuvolato di Gré stones, and control the location of the working area to install the sensors. During the “open discussion” session, the main topic was on the sensors that have personal information of the heart rate, and how to do the test to calibrate the sensors on the real scenarios with volunteers without making any ethics issue. 

 

7th Technical Meeting

On the 22nd of February 2022 the 7th Technical meeting of Dig_IT has been held online. Every WP leader has shown the work undertaken during the last period. Each WP was analyzed with the comments and questions of the involved partners. 

In addition, a list of open points was reviewed, the risks for the next actions were analyzed and possible management and solutions were discussed.

1st Review Meeting


After planning of conducting the review meeting at Bergamo and visiting Marini Marmi mine, once again Covid 19 interfered with our plans and impeded us from meeting in person. Thus, on the 19th of January, the project review meeting of the first Reporting Period has been held remotely. At the meeting,
Dimos Paraskevas, the project officer, and Marek Praski and Cristina Monsone, the technical expert reviewers for the European commission, were present to evaluate the project development.

All work package leaders presented the work done during the first reporting period (18 months) with regard to the overall work plan and emphasized significant project milestones achieved. In addition, partners replied to the doubts and questions of the reviewers and explained their strategies to manage and mitigate the risks. Partners appreciated the suggestions from the reviewers and the project officer, to improve the work in the next period.

The first impression of the reviewers after the completion of the review was that of satisfaction and recognition of the good work done so far, of course with recommendations for improving some aspects of the work.

6th Technical Meeting

Dig_IT project kicked off in a very critical period when Covid-19 pandemic has started. Since the time, we had to adept at organizing efficient virtual meetings to keep the project’s goals on track and meet deadlines. Finally, we met for the first time in presence for the 18M Technical Meeting, on the 23-24th of November, at Kajaani in Finland organised by Tampere university together with the ITAINNOVA, the coordinator. Each work package and task leader presented a summary of their progress and discussed with the other partners the open issues.

We had the opportunity to visit the Sotkamo Silver mine, thanks to Tapojarvi, and learn more about the process of managing activities in and around the mine site in order to facilitate the production of a mineral product. In addition, we had the chance to install the first sensors to gather assets data and to test the first version of the smart garment.

5th Technical Meeting

On the 7th of September the 5th progress meeting of Dig_IT has been held online. every partner has shown the work undertaken during the period. In particular, every WP leader went through the list of open points of their tasks. Each WP was analyzed with the comments and questions of the involved partners.

A special discussion on the installation of the first sensors to gather assets data and testing the first version of the smart garment in Sotkamo mine, was taken up.

It was agreed to try to hold the next technical meeting in a face-to-face format. TAU and Tapojarvi will organize the meeting in order to conduct the meeting at their premises, including a visit to Sotkamo Mine.