Work Packages

The work packages are the basic elements of the project and support both the market introduction and the development of the system.

The following work packages help to transform HoloMine from an idea into a real product:

WP0 HoloMine Go-to-market Strategy

Objectives of the WP:

The aim of the work package is to prepare the technology and the commercializing partners for market introduction by defining a business model, a business plan and a commercialization strategy based on the data-driven insights gathered during the project duration. The work package extends over the entire project duration to ensure that new market insights and operational capabilities are described and implemented in detail in the upscaling project to continuously optimize the potential of a successful market launch by bridging critical gaps.

The tasks and activities of WP0 are structured to achieve the commercial goal of upscaling projects and are planned on an annual basis so that project-specific critical needs can be identified and operationalized. The methods and activities are based on the knowledge and best practices developed by LTU Business. Project task planning is discussed with EIT RawMaterials staff for final approval, a process that ensures coordination and higher quality.

These three key areas were identified as the most important strategies for market introduction:

  1. Business model and pricing strategy
  2. Business collaboration strategy with Microsoft including sales and support packing
  3. Financial planning and assessment

During the development of the go-to-market strategy, dialogues are initiated with potential users to find out who is interested in being available as an additional partner for practical tests.

The go-to-market strategy is managed by LTU Business AB.

WP1 HoloMine Project Management


The overall goal of project management is to ensure that the HoloMine project is managed effectively and efficiently to meet all commitments in terms of budget, reporting, milestones and deliverables.

The project management comprises two tasks: on the one hand, the management and reporting including the steering and cooperation of the partners, on the other hand, the communication, dissemination and market entry strategy.

Interactive communication of the project vision, as well as the research concept, progress and results to the community is essential to ensure timely dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate market entry after the project duration. Furthermore, communication supports the overall picture, objectives and attitude of the EIT RAW MATERIAL and contributes directly to the strategic agenda.

A demo version is offered for the evaluation test of the software product's functionalities. An own website will be designed and at least one social media platform will be used to communicate information, goals, benefits and impacts of the project. This promotes the creation and maintenance of relationships between our project and the project participants.

Lead Partner: DMT GmbH & Co. KG

WP2 HoloMine Professional development, learning and education.


To improve cooperation and the level of innovation by supporting the professional development of the people working in the project through tailor-made courses. It is intended to be carried out in doctoral and master's theses. The future PhD and/or Master students will be sent to courses tailored to their needs. 

The professional development of the persons involved in the project will be enhanced by tailor-made courses.

MUL will help to complement the HoloMine initiative in two ways: To ensure that a developing sector such as Holo Technology is always staffed with people who keep up with the latest technology and its context, continuous professional development is necessary. 

Secondly, in addition to the search for suitable initiatives, a survey will be carried out to fully understand the sector in terms of existing educational initiatives and to determine the status quo. Especially in an innovative sector, it is important for all those involved to have access to such information in order to know where and how to develop and to supplement areas that may still be missing. According to the results, recommendations for future ‘HoloEducation’ strategies will be given.

Lead Partner: Montanuniversität Leoben

WP3 HoloLens Preparation of HoloLens Operating System, the data sources and applications

Task 1 Preparation, investigation

There are a multitude of different data sources (CAD data, GIS data, LIDAR data, machine sensors, data from tunnel boring machines, air flow data) and we have to work with this diverse data. Therefore, generic processing layers have to be found for:

  • Data recorded with terrestrial laser scanners
  • Real-time series data from mining and material processing equipment 
  • For interactive observations between several HoloLens

It will be important to identify these processing layers so that the tools we develop can be easily adapted. First, the following points are defined:

  • Interfaces and data formats to enable the exchange between the layers and also between the partners.
  • Processing chain with data flow and required data abstraction of the visual representation.

For the description and definition of the interfaces raw data and sample data from different sources will be available to go into detail. A kind of client-server system will also be defined, probably based on cloud technology. This definition will enable an AR-compatible data management system to be built on REX, the HoloLens system used.

Task 2 Establishing interfaces, data converter definition

In this task the underlying software development work takes place. At the end, useful functions will be available. For this purpose, the work packages listed below will be carried out.

  • merge existing data converter
  • creation of a software interface between relevant data converters and REX, the software front-end used here
  • in addition to visualization, the user must also interact with the data. Therefore an intuitive user interface has to be developed.
  • programming of software interfaces to integrate HoloLens into the established infrastructure (e.g. backend services) for processing and storing the data.
  • visualization of data from the machine control
  • overlaying the real view through the HoloLens with machine condition data
  • enable a visualization of the augmented reality experience for several participants, who all discuss about a common 3D model This model can be viewed by multiple users at the same time and place.
  • for remote inspection, a worker in the mine collects data from his or her point of view with the HoloLens and sends the data directly to the remote site. Optionally, a video signal can also be sent if the network bandwidth is sufficient.

Lead Partner: Technische Universitaet Graz (Graz University of Technology)

WP4 HoloMine UseCases and Application


In this work package the individual use cases are discussed and described in detail and technically with the users. The resulting requirements will be continuously compared and adjusted with the goals and results from WP3.

Lead Partner: DMT GmbH & Co. KG

WP5 HoloMine Consolidation and Integration


In this work package the consolidation and integration of the different results of WP3 and WP4 will take place and the new software packages will be prepared for market entry.

The following points must be fulfilled:

  • The software toolbox for the holographic approach must be combined with the software packages of Machine Maintenance and the automatic shaft inspection system
  • The quality control of the product must be established and carried out.
  • Construction of a demonstrator of the HoloMine system


Another important component for the use of our product HoloMine is the creation of a documentation as well as an operating manual:

  • Technical documentation of the modules
  • User Manuals
  • Tutorials
  • Product presentations to support marketing and sales

In accordance with these points, the HoloMine system is being prepared for the first pilot mission described in WP6.

Lead Partner: DMT GmbH & Co. KG

WP6 HoloMine Pilot planning and arrangements and realization


In this work package, a pilot system will be assembled which combines the results of the previous work packages into a demonstrator. This is done in three steps. In the first step, the planning of the pilot system is carried out at one of our selected user partners and the general conditions are examined. Based on this, the second step is the implementation of the system. In the third step, the operation and documentation of the experiences with the system is carried out.

Task 6.1 Pilot planning and arrangements

During the project, accompanying tests are planned in the "Reiche Zeche" test mine. These will be used to test the handling of the system and the usability of the visualizations in a well measured environment and to transfer this feedback to the other WPs.

Task 6.2 Pilot realization

The system is then delivered to the user and put into operation. The users in the mine are instructed and start working with the system.

Task 6.3 Pilot operation and improved Operation

To demonstrate the usefulness of holographic visualization, the pilot system will be installed at selected user partners and put into operation under real conditions. The users will get to know the advantages of the improved new tools in order to make informed decisions.

This test run will be accompanied by the project partners in enhancing the product. Other potential users or customers will also be invited to investigate the new possibilities.

Lead Partner: Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF)

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