Luís Martins

Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources

Luís Martins, Business & Development, FRAVIZEL

Luis Martins is a geologist with more than 35 years of experience in the exploration and mining sector. He graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon (1973) and has a MsC in Economic Geology from the same faculty (1995) and also several national and international post-graduation courses. He was a former Director of the Mineral Resources Department at the Geology and Mining Institute (the Geological Survey) and a former Director of the Mines and Quarries Department at the Directorate-General of Energy and Geology (the Mining Authority). He was the Portuguese representative on the “Raw Materials Supply Group” of DG Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission (June 2010-August 2012) and coordinator of the CYTED Ibero-American Network “Land Use Planning and Mineral Resources”. He has coordinated several national and international technical and research projects in the areas of mineral exploration, environmental geology, and mining heritage.

He was also Colt Resources Inc. Vice-President Business & Development and CEO of Ozdogu Portugal Mining and Exploration Lda.

Currently is also Vice-President of Assimagra, a Portuguese mining association, representing it at Euromines and President of the Cluster Portugal Mineral Resources. He is a member of the High-Level Group of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials and an associate of the Portuguese Association of Geologists.

He has published 110 papers in peer-review publications and presenting oral communications in about 400 national and international events.

The importance of clusterization in the minerals raw materials sector

- Mining and Quarrying in Portugal
- The EU current context: is the Raw Materials Initiative still valid?
- Critical and strategic mineral raw materials and the transition to a low-carbon economy
- Social License to Operate: the big challenge
- Land Use Planning and Mineral Resources
- The importance of clusterization and of mineral raw materials in the European economic recovery in the post-COVID 19 period