RAMES leverages competences and know-how from three departments of the University of Bologna, two departments of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Geological Survey of Finland, the Technical University of Madrid, and a number of Italian and foreign institutions and companies that are active in distinct aspects of the raw material value chain.

Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna

The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture. The presence throughout the territory, the international outlook, the research, the programme catalogue, the information services: in these and many other areas, today the Alma Mater paves the way for innovation.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

NTNU is a university with an international focus, with headquarters in Trondheim and campuses in Ålesund and Gjøvik.

NTNU has a main profile in science and technology, a variety of programmes of professional study, and great academic breadth that also includes the humanities, social sciences, economics, medicine, health sciences, educational science, architecture, entrepreneurship, art disciplines and artistic activities.

Geological Survey of Finland

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) is a leading European competence centre on assessment and sustainable use of geological resources. It provides expertise that serves the interests of their clients, stakeholders and society as a whole. Working closely with clients and partners, they create solutions that lead to new technologies and business areas, as well as promote sustainable growth.

GTK is an expert organization under Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. It employs approximately 420 full-time staff and is effectively engaged in tasks at the local, national and international level.

Technical University of Madrid

The Technical University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end, it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in and out of society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition.

The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.

the RAMES business network

Regione Emilia Romagna

The regional administrative institution of Regione Emilia Romagna, through its Servizio Geologico Sismico e dei Suoli – Geological seismic and Land Survey, supports regional policies related to the environment, geological and seismic monitoring.

SpacEarth Technology

SpacEarth Technology (SET), spin-off of Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), currently the largest European body dealing with research in Geophysics and Volcanology, is composed by a team of engineers, physicists and geologists with a long involvement in Geophysics research and technology. SET is entering the mining monitoring market with innovative products having the potential to provide cost-effective solutions. Ground deformations represent one of the main hazards in mining areas and they are related to the presence of natural and anthropogenic cavities. Monitoring mining activity is crucial to mitigate risks associated to catastrophic collapses through identification of likely premonitory signs.


Founded in 1977 in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, TCA is specialized on precious metals refining such as gold and silver, but also platinum, palladium and rhodium.


Geoteck is a mining company of the People’s Republic of China also active in the initiative “Belt and Road Forum for Young Scientist and Technologist”.


Unicalce is a leader in Italy in the production and technological innovation of lime-based products and processes.