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French company specializing in technologies for the extraction of minerals by blasting interested in joining Horizon Europe CL4 consortium


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Profile Type
Technology offer
POD Reference
Term of Validity
23 February 2024 - 22 February 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
EPC Group is an international company specializing in technologies for the extraction of minerals by blasting. Their field of expertise extends from the production of explosives to the optimization of their use in the field of mining to maximize access to the resource and reduce the environmental impact. The company would like to integrate a consortium as partner on Horizon Europe CL4 calls: HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-03 or HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-54 (deadline 19/03/24)
Full Description
The French company would be interested in the following topics:
• Mining
• Numerical modelling
• Metrology and embedded systems
• Robotics
• Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis.

The company's added value : For R&D projects, they could be the end users of robotics solutions or partners for the development of more specific equipment, such as autonomous or remotely controlled explosive loading tools. The company could bring its expertise in explosives manufacturing and mining.

Expected impact for the projects calls (R&D, markets, etc) :
• Contribution to eco-responsible extraction.
• Facilitating access to mineral resources in complex and low-grade conditions.
• Securing personnel in difficult mining environments.
Advantages and Innovations
The company provides core R&D expertise:
Explosive fragmentation, numerical simulation, specialized metrology, computer and digital systems development.

The company is part of a group representing 2,500 employees, 50 subsidiaries in 5 continents, 26 countries, 20 explosives & initiation accessory production sites, 80+ operating depots around the world and € 520M Turnover 2022 (411M in 2021)

Its size and subsidiaries could bring synergies among other activities:
• Industrial bulk & packaged explosives
• Logistics & transport hazardous material
• Production of diesel fuel additives
• Implementation of the explosives and associated services for mines & quarries
• Implementation of the explosives and associated services for public work & demolition
Stage of Development
Already on the market
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Consortium and coordinator for the identified calls:
- HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-03 Novel paradigms and approaches, towards AI-powered robots– step change in functionality (AI, data and robotics partnership) (RIA)
- HORIZON-CL4-2024-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-54 Smart photonics for joint communication & sensing and access everywhere (Photonics Partnership) (RIA)

The company has experience in participation into European Projects.
Type and Size of Partner
SME 50 - 249R&D InstitutionSME 11-49Big companyUniversity
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Coordinator required


Technology keywords
03008 - Mining Technologies
Market keywords
08003003 - Mining machinery09006 - Mining (non-energy related)
Targeted countries
All countries