Prof. Dr. Jens Gutzmer (PhD ZA)
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4400

PD Dr. Simone Raatz
Administrative Manager
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4747

Anne-Kristin Jentzsch
Press Officer
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4429

Vanessa Weitzel
Phone: +49 351 260 - 4404


HIF Networks and Spin-offs


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NeRess - Network Resource Efficiency

The Resource Efficiency Network (NeRess) bundles interdisciplinary and practice-oriented know-how and experience on resource-saving production, products and management and serves to provide mutual information and networking among a wide range of players.

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GERRI - German Resource Research Institute
GERRI blends competences together in an interdisciplinary manner. This links the various interfaces along the value chain of mineral and metal-containing materials, enabling technically sound and sustainable operations.

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NetFlot is a network of infrastructure on modelling the flotation process across Europe
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rECOmine - Local alliance on mining legacies with support of a broad public community Video (only in German)
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Rohstoff Wissen! - Initiative to support the raw materials sector

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EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide.
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EIT RawMaterials - Regional Center Freiberg to foster the regional promotion of science and research, public and professional education, as well as environmental protection.
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ERMA European Raw Materials Alliance - European Alliance for a more resilient and greener Europe
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BICONEX coats plastic parts with functional metal surfaces. The products made of special plastics are suitable as cost-effective substitutes for light metal parts. By electroplating plastics with nickel, copper or silver, we create components with metallic properties.
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ERZLABOR is your reliable partner for automated materials characterization and complex resource analytics – ranging from ores to mobile phones. We are specialists in analyzing rocks, mineral resources and manufactured inorganic materials, helping you to increase the resource efficiency and sustainability of your processes and products. You benefit from our innovative analytical approach to advanced materials characterization, providing you with options for the reduction of raw materials losses and thus process-, energy- and production costs. 
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TheiaX offers efficient, non-invasive mineral exploration using innovative sensors. The sensors can be installed on various platforms, for example on drones, and provide precise images of the raw material deposits in the ground from a distance. High-tech metals in particular can thus be tracked down in an environmentally friendly way. In addition, TheiaX uses the potential of artificial intelligence and virtual reality to provide an economical, fast, non-invasive decision-making tool for raw material exploration and extraction. To this end, the Freiberg scientists have developed novel digital mapping processes.