The geological evolution of Europe has resulted in generation of a variety of mineral resources. These materials are essential for the sustainable economic growth of the EU, for its continued technological development and innovation, as well as for maintaining and improving the quality of life. The Smart Exploration consisting of a research and application team, supported by a group of technologically advanced SMEs and mining companies, will take part in the Research & Innovation Action. The focus will be on developing cost-effective, environmentally-friendly tools and methods for geophysical exploration, as well as other aspects such as geological and geochemical target vectoring and generations. The project includes 27 partners from 11 countries and six exploration sites within Europe.