Studies related to the competence area of material research contribute to challenges related to geomaterials, including mineral-based products, waste utilization, recycling and substitution. The focus is on geometallurgy and process metallurgy research, enrichment features of minerals, mineral-based materials and product development, as well as method development in mineral analysis, isotope geology and applied mineralogy. The main aim is to create new innovations, as well as customer-oriented solutions and products for the business sector.