Project Partners MIND

       The MIND-project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement no 661880.
The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co, SKB is the Swedish WMO responsible for the construction of the final repository for, and management of, Swedens nuclear waste. SKB is both participating as experts and as project coordinator for the MIND-project.


Microbial Analytics Sweden AB, MICANS offers assignments and analyses in microbiology and analytic chemistry and have the possibility to study and identify microorganisms and microbial processes, gases and organic compounds. Micans often work with commissioned research, testing and development projects.
National Nuclear Laboratory Limited, NNL The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory offers an unrivalled breadth of technical products and services to our customers across the whole nuclear industry. We cover the complete nuclear fuel cycle, from fuel manufacture and power generation to reprocessing, waste treatment and disposal.
University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK. Nuclear-related research has a long history in Manchester, and is coordinated by the Dalton Nuclear Institute, which  brings together world-leading experts across disciplines, including the fields of radiation science, nuclear engineering and radwaste disposal, providing them with access to some of the most extensive and advanced nuclear research facilities in Europe, e.g Dalton Cumbrian Facility.
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, TVO is a Finnish nuclear power company with two power plant units in operation and one currently under construction. TVO produce on sixth of all the electricity consumed in Finland and is an unlisted public company that produces electricity for its shareholders at cost price. TVO also manages the final disposal of the generated low- and intermediate-level waste from the power plant units.
HZDR-Gesamtlogo-weiß-auf-blau Helmholz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., HZDR The Institute of Resource Ecology (IRE) is part of the HZDR. Research activities of the IRE are focused on the assessment and reduction of risks related to the nuclear fuel cycle and the migration of radionuclides in natural environments, based on a profound knowledge of molecular processes at the interface between geo- and biosystems. More information is provided at
Universidad De Granada, UGR, founded in 1531, continues a long teaching tradition, the roots of which can be traced back to the madrasahs of the last Nasrid Kingdom. Over 60,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students study at the UGR, with another 20,000 students taking additional courses, language courses, summer courses etc. The commitment to high-quality research has placed the Universidad de Granada in a prominent position in terms of national rankings.
Geological Survey of Finland, GTK produces and disseminates geological information for industry and society that promotes systematic and sustainable use of crustal resources and the national geological endowment. The research programmes are geared to creation of innovative technology and applications. GTK serves as Finland’s national geoscientific information centre and participates actively in international research and project work.
Centrum výzkumu Rez, s.r.o., CV REZ is focussing on research, development and innovation in the energy sector, primarily nuclear. Two research nuclear reactors and a set of experimental equipment form the backbone of the research infrastructure of the Company giving the possiblitlity to participate in advanced research projects and participate in the development of new technologies for GEN IV and the fusion reactor. The important focus is also on radioactive waste technology.
TUL_logo Technical University of Liberec, TUL with six faculties and two institutes represent a cross-section of broad technology research areas, especially mechanical and textile engineering, informatics, architecture and science. Close cooperation with industry partners and environmental enterprises has long term tradition in Liberec.
EPFL_logo Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, EPFLis one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. It has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. It has approximately 10,000 students and 4,000 staff.  In addition to its main campus in Lausanne,  there are four additional sites in Western Switzerland: The Biotech Campus in Geneva, the Microcity campus in Neuchatel, the Smart Living Lab in Fribourg, and the Energypolis in Sion.
vtt_logo_www Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries, and it employs about 2600 people. VTT provides expert services for its domestic and international customers and partners, and for both private and public sectors.
British Geological Survey BGS is part of the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council. It is the world’s oldest national geological survey and the UK’s premier centre for geological information and expertise. It is responsible for advising UK government on all aspects of geoscience, as well as providing impartial geological advice to industry, academia and the public.
drukker_4KL_NL_FR Studiecentrum Voor Kernenergie, SCK•CEN, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 700 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity. The Microbiology Unit, the Performance Assessment Unit, the Society and Policy Support Expert Group and the SCKCEN Academy will take part in MIND.
Posiva Oy is a Finnish expert organisation responsible for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel of the owners.
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