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ArticleName Expansion of the Eurasian technical and economic cooperation in the sphere of hard mineral exploration, mining and processing
DOI 10.17580/gzh.2017.11.02
ArticleAuthor Vartanov A. Z., Petrov I. V., Fedash A. V.

Research Institute of Integrated Mineral Development – IPKON, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia:

A. Z. Vartanov, Deputy Director, Candidate of Engineering Sciences,
I. V. Petrov, Senior Researcher, Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences
A. V. Fedash, Head of Department, Professor, Doctor of Engineering Sciences


In the economies of the countries possessing mineral resources, an essential role yet belongs to the mining and processing industry despite the abatement of the investment attractiveness and high production risks. Expansion of the market of mineral raw materials calls for the consolidated efforts aimed at promotion of the attractiveness of investment in subsoil use, at the harmonization of standards of reporting on natural assets and at the generalization of the international experience of geological exploration, mining and processing of hard minerals. The current objectives of integration of a mining and geological sector within the Eurasian Economic Union need that specialists unite based on their professional interests, perform expert activities and generalize the international skills in geological prospecting, exploration and appraisal of mineral deposits. As a unit of the innovative framework of the Eurasian Economic Union member states, the Eurasian Technology Platform named Hard Mineral Mining and Processing Technologies has been founded. The founders of the technology platform are the leading research centers of Belorussia, Kazakhstan and Russia. The list of the promising joint projects include: Smart Mining; umbrella R&D programs “Mining Safety” and “Mine Methane”. The Eurasian Technology Platform is a significant link in the chain of industrial cooperation and subcontraction aimed at establishing cooperation ties between the research-and-education sector and the industrial undertakings in EAEU member states. The projects implemented in the framework of technology platforms can be the centers of attraction of outward investments.

keywords Mining and processing industry, Eurasian Technology Platforms, Eurasian Economic Union, investments, intellectual property, integration, ecologo-economical efficiency

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