EIT RawMaterials SME Call accelerating the commercialisation of innovation to the benefit of European citizens

EIT RawMaterials SME Call supports innovative solutions for the sustainable raw materials sector EIT RawMaterials is committed to supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as they lead activities that will improve innovation capacity across its community. Launched in March 2020, the SME Call aim is to boost and accelerate the launch on the market of [...]

2020-07-09T12:41:07+00:009 July, 2020|

EIT RawMaterials Booster in response to the COVID-19 crisis grants EUR 9.8 million to support 60 innovators

Supporting start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs during the COVID-19 crisis Over 170 innovators from 25 countries applied for the EIT RawMaterials Booster Call in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the EIT’s Crisis Response Initiative, this activity directly contributes to the European Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

2020-07-10T09:02:43+00:009 July, 2020|

Policy instruments and incentives for the circular economy

POLICE project shares key findings on policy instruments and incentives for the circular economy The importance of the circular economy is growing due to unresolved global challenges, such as climate change and resource scarcity. As defined and shown in the report by the POLICE project, the circular economy is an [...]

2020-07-08T14:24:55+00:008 July, 2020|

Tackling water scarcity in Southern Europe: insights from the raw materials experts

Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe The Cross-KIC initiative on “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe” tasks 16 experts from different disciplines—climate, food, manufacturing and raw materials—to identify core challenges to tackling water scarcity and 30 start-ups are called to offer solutions to them. The [...]

2020-07-07T13:04:49+00:007 July, 2020|

Circular Economy course triples student participation during global lockdown

More than 13 000 students enrolled in an online course on Circular Economy The global lockdown due to COVID-19 has contributed positively to the number of participants undertaking the online course Circular Economy: Sustainable Materials Management. In March and April, the number of participants was tripled compared to previous months. In late June there were [...]

2020-07-03T09:22:11+00:001 July, 2020|

EIT RawMaterials Booster supports new technology for environmental sustainability in mining

MineLCA software will transform environmental sustainability in the mining industry Minviro has been awarded the EIT RawMaterials Booster grant, after a successful application and pitch to an expert jury. The RM Booster will accelerate the development of a software tool that will transform environmental sustainability in the mining industry. The [...]

2020-07-01T13:31:38+00:001 July, 2020|

Closing material loops with Petrit-T – turning industrial side streams into acoustic panels and cement

60 million tons of industrial side streams can be used as raw material In order to move society toward a circular economy and reducing society’s use of virgin raw materials, industry by-products (side streams) have to be treated as products as well. This has been the objective in the Min-Pet project (2016­–2019) where the use [...]

2020-07-07T08:00:44+00:0030 June, 2020|

Certified Online Training for Lightweight Professionals

Knowledge and Skills on Lightweight Materials for Professionals The last few weeks, the world has faced unprecedented challenges, and this has also affected the running Education projects. LightRight, a project led by Fraunhofer with a consortium of nine partners, has developed professional training courses on the subject of lightweight construction materials. […]

2020-07-06T15:21:44+00:0029 June, 2020|

From iron and manganese oxides wastes to valuable metal alloys

A circular economy approach to recycle residues produced by pyrometallurgical furnaces In the pyrometallurgy processes to separate and recover metals using furnaces, sludge and dust are produced. Until now, they were simply dumped in landfills. The Go-4-0 project led by Eramet takes a new approach in recovering the raw materials. […]

2020-07-01T08:52:41+00:0029 June, 2020|

TERREMYS – a new drone based company for magnetic geophysical measurements

Innovative service for the measurement, processing, and interpretation of magnetic data TERREMYS is a geophysical survey start-up based on the use of drones. The company sells a precise and low-cost service of airborne magnetic geophysical measurements by drones. In other words, they help understand the subsurface through magnetism. In January [...]

2020-07-03T15:13:22+00:0029 June, 2020|