The main objective of the Green Mining Programme by Tekes was to make Finland a global leader of sustainable mineral industry by 2020. The programme created new business that requires new, specialised expertise alongside the growing field of traditional mining. A central goal was to increase the number of SMEs targeting the export market in the mineral cluster. The programme aimed to achieve global leader status for the research in selected sectors.
The central content of the programme consists of two thematic areas:
1) Intelligent and minimum-impact mines
2) New mineral resources