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Fairphone produces fundamentally different, sustainable smartphones

Producing long life, easily reparable and environmentally friendly smartphones It’s widely reported that the modern mobile phone has far more computing power in it than the Apollo spacecraft that took man to the moon, and the power and complexity of mobile devices grow each year. […]

2019-08-21T10:22:23+00:0021 August, 2019|

RawMatCop Academy building skills and Earth Observation related expertise through Copernicus

Copernicus for Raw Materials, discover the potential! The 2019 edition of the RawMatCop Academy, the flagship series of short courses delivered by the RawMatCop Programme, took place on 17-20 June 2019 in Bologna, Italy. The RawMatCop Academy provides targeted training on the use of Earth Observation for the extractive sector. The [...]

2019-08-15T08:40:49+00:0015 August, 2019|

Innovation project ECO COM’BAT opens up new approach to enhance sustainability of high-voltage batteries

Ecological Composites for High-Efficient Li-Ion Batteries Electromobility sets challenging requirements for new high-performance batteries – cruising range, life span, safety, or charging times, to mention only a few. An intrinsic challenge is the resource need for a growing number of big car batteries. […]

2019-08-05T15:20:44+00:005 August, 2019|

Successful inauguration of the REIN4CED carbon frame production facility in Belgium

Automated production facility will enable REIN4CED to supply unbreakable carbon frames to leading cycling brands starting late 2019 Four days before the Brussels ‘Grand Départ’ of the 2019 Tour de France, REIN4CED revolutionized the cycling industry. EIT RawMaterials supported start-up REIN4CED inaugurated its innovation-centric bicycle frame production facility in [...]

2019-07-23T15:29:17+00:0016 July, 2019|

EIT RawMaterials Alumni attend the Raw Materials Summit 2019 in Berlin

Connecting Innovation in the Raw Materials Sector The Raw Materials Summit 2019, the flagship event organised by EIT RawMaterials, took place on 20-22 May 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The RM Summit 2019 included keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials sector, representatives of the EU Commission, entrepreneurs and start-up [...]

2019-07-16T13:23:52+00:0016 July, 2019|

Innovation made in Europe: leading entrepreneurs and innovators nominated for EIT Awards

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) presents the 19 nominees competing in the EIT Awards 2019. Top innovators from the EIT Community are making their mark across Europe, delivering innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing our society. The EIT Awards ceremony will be held in Budapest on 15 October 2019 during [...]

2019-07-12T09:09:47+00:009 July, 2019|

Global Stakeholders Launch the Rare Earth Industry Association

Bringing state-of-the-art research to rare-earth element industry The Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA) is pleased to announce its formation, as a new global association for rare-earth industry stakeholders. The association was launched with the support of EIT RawMaterials, worlds’ largest knowledge and innovation community in the raw materials sector, initiated and funded by the EIT [...]

2019-07-05T06:36:50+00:004 July, 2019|

EIT RawMaterials and JA Europe announce the winner of the Circular Economy Award 2019

Congratulations to the Finnish start-up Cuitu on winning the EIT RawMaterials Circular Economy award at the JA Europe Enterprise Challenge 2019 in Oslo! Cuitu is a start-up created by students aged from 19 to 30 who have participated in the JA Start Up Programme, a year-long programme during which students gain real experience of the [...]

2019-06-27T12:45:52+00:0027 June, 2019|

The Briefcase of mineral applications

Learning the uses of minerals through non-conventional teaching tools with Briefcase project The Briefcase project brings the opportunity to learn more about minerals through hands-on experience. The specific target audience will be primary schools which include from 6 to 14-year-old students and their teachers. The project is orientated for Wider [...]

2019-06-24T09:52:09+00:0020 June, 2019|

EIT RawMaterials partners launch European MSc in Geomatics

Geomatics programme aims to educate future leaders and innovators in Mineral Resource Management The rising global demand for raw materials necessitates the extraction of mineral resources in harder-to-access areas of the geosphere. Simultaneously, the highest levels of safety and environmental and social regulations need to be fulfilled, as well as the optimisation of natural resource [...]

2019-06-24T09:52:09+00:0017 June, 2019|