Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Ventech VU 15 / Industry vehicle

Ventech VU 15
Ventech VU 15

Ventech VU 15 is a radio controlled, multifunctional vehicle that provides rapid and efficient local ventilation when needed, fume analysis and first on site tunnel profile inspection directly after a blast.

Project Problem Statement:
Ventilation related costs stands for around one third of all expenditures for running an underground mine. It is estimated that you lift as much air as ore out of the mine - measured in kilograms, which requires enormous amounts of energy and time.

Raised questions:
How to decrease production down time, improve flexibility and safety and how to minimize energy losses in connection to ventilation after blasting


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design,
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Go to profile