The ambitious vision of EIT RawMaterials will be realised by the creation of a structured collaboration within the Knowledge Triangle, which is the basis of the KIC model. A structured dialogue between academia, research institutes and business will facilitate an exchange of needs, ideas, research results and best practices. New entre- and intrapreneurs, with innovative ideas, will be supported to turn their ideas into business opportunities through our innovation system. This approach will leverage impact through synergies and will provide a powerful way of maximising opportunities in the RM sector and securing RM supply for Europe. Operationally the projects are managed through the co-location centres, which also support the partners in their strive for new, innovative projects.

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CERA: Certification of raw materials

Objective Instead of contributing to one of the currently existing three lighthouse programs, this project rather adds new major strategic aspects possibly representing a new, not yet established lighthouse program. These are as follows: Industrial competitiveness: A main objective of this unified certification program is that European producers and processors of mineral resources as well as […]

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COFREE: Developing cobalt-free substitutes for cemented carbide tools – for use in mining and manufacturing

Objective Given concerns about the possible reclassification of cobalt as a carcinogen, this project aims to find a substitute to cobalt that is feasible to use in cemented carbide tools. Cemented carbide tools are widely used in mining and manufacturing industries. Accordingly, the objectives of this project are to: Develop production and quality control processes […]

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COPPLEX: New Sustainable Process to Treat Complex RM, Revaluating Residues

Objective The objective of the COPPLEX project is upscaling a dust treatment process to demonstrate a solution process for flexible and economic treatment of complex copper ores through impurities management, treatment and revaluation. The solution (technology) The process produces an inert residue that contains removed arsenic, precipitated in a stable form, with no effect on waste […]

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DIM ESEE: Dubrovnik International ESEE Mining school

Objective Educational activity is addressing the topics of the primary interest of the RM community: zero waste management and deep intelligent mining, both representing the strategic pillars of the EIT RawMaterials CLC East, followed by small mining sites and recycling being of high regional importance. The solution (technology) Educational activity is creating a new collaborative […]

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DISPLAY: Upscale of material recovery from display applications and Printed Circuit Boards

Objective The objective of the project proposal is to upscale and implement an innovative process cascade specified to recover raw materials from electronic display appliances and printed circuit boards (PCBs). These items are highly integrated composites of polymers (25-40 %), glass (10-40%) and metals, including critical materials like indium, gallium, germanium, etc. Due to the […]

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