An excellent science base, industrial leadership and the voice of society unite

in INFACT – the partners


The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) conducts research in the sectors energy, health, and matter. HZDR provides a unique infrastructure that attracts visiting researchers from all over the world: Ion Beam Center, Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory and ELBE Center for High-Power Radiation Sources. The HZDR with its five locations (Dresden, Freiberg, Grenoble, Leipzig, and Schenefeld near Hamburg) is a member of the Helmholtz Association and employs about 1,100 people – approximately 500 of whom are scientists, including 150 doctoral candidates.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR),

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF) at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is the German national institute for research into metalliferous and mineral raw materials. It was founded in 2011 in the  context of the German Resource Strategy with the objective to provide solutions for a sustainable use of raw materials. Researchers contribute to an advanced Circular Economy by developing innovative technologies along the entire value chain from exploration to processing, metallurgy and recycling. HIF has around 120 staff members from more than 30 countries and is a member of the EIT RawMaterials community.

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF),


Social dialogue & environment

Implementation & business model

Technical development & exploration

Linked Third parties

EFG Linked Third Parties will be involved in the national status assessment within WP2 and WP3:

Croatian Geological Society, Croatia

CGS – Hrvatsko Geološko Društvo

Czech Union of Geological Associations, Czech Republic

CAEG – Unie Geologickych Asociaci

French Geological Society, France

SGF – Société Géologique de France

Professional Association of German Geoscientists, Germany

BDG – Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenchaftler e.V

Association of Greek Geologists, Greece

SEG – Syllogos Ellinon Geologon

Hungarian Geological Society, Hungary

MFT – Magyarhoni Földtani Társulat

Italian National Council of Geologists, Italy

CNG – Consiglio Nazionale dei Geologi

Polish Association of Minerals Asset Valuators, Poland

PAMAV – Polskie Stowarzyszenie Wyceny Z?ó? Kopalin

Portuguese Association of Geologists, Portugal

APG – Associação Portuguesa de Geologos

National Association of Professionals in Geology and Mining, Romania

ANPG – Asociația Națională a Profesioniștilor din Geologie și Minerit

Serbian Geological Society, Serbia

SGS – Srpsko Geolosko Drustvo

Slovenian Geological Society, Slovenia

SGD – Slovensko Geolosko Drustvo

Official Spanish Association of Professional Geologists, Spain

ICOG – Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Geologos

Turkish Association of Economic Geologists, Turkey

MJD – Maden Jeologlar? Derne?i

Ukrainian Association of Geologists, Ukraine

UAG – Ukrainian Association of Geologists

IDEA linked third party

The IDEA Linked Third Party will provide test-site specific information and guidance for the Seville reference region.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 776487.