Erasmus Plus

RAMES is acknowledged by the University of Bologna and by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) of Trondheim. It is taught at the University of Bologna, at NTNU-Trondheim, and at the Lammi research station of the Geological Survey of Finland located in the lake district of southern Finland. RAMES benefis also from the collaboration with a number of Italian and foreign partners 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
Spin-off Company of the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, i.e. one of the largest research bodies in Italy. SpacEarth Technology is a team of engineers, physicists, and geologists with a long involvement in research and business management. This company is supported by the EIT-RM and developed an innovative geophysical method (4D Local Earthquake Tomography) to aid geophysical exploration of mining areas.


Italian company operating in the field of precious metal refining and managing the entire metal recovery cycle from the incineration of scrap to the treatment of industrial runoff. TCA SpA is a LBMA-certified refinery of gold and silver bars, and holds several national and international certifications. One of these is the Accredia certification, which states high level of reliabilityin terms of quality and safety of verified goods and services, and recognition in the international market place.


Mining company from the People’s Republic of China with current exploration and mining activities running in China and Australia. Geoteck is also a service company providing solutions that lead to new mine technologies in China as well as sustainable mine and social growth. It is also active in the “Belt and Road Forum for Young Scientists and Technologists”.


Unicalce Group
Leader Italian producer of calcium and dolomitic lime and derivatives, with 11 plants all over Italy and a production capacity of 2 million tonnes/a. Unicalce Group manufactures and develops products that are necessary for most of the national productive infrastructures, including energy and construction