Success Stories

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Innovation project TAPA offers thermoplastic-based recyclable products for the automotive industry

EIT RawMaterials supported project TAPA has developed innovative solutions to substitute rubber for sustainable materials in car components manufacturing European manufacturers often utilise input raw materials that are sourced in other continents such as Asia or Africa. There are different reasons for this, among which is the fact that some raw materials are simply not available in Europe – this is the case of natural rubber. […]

1 March, 2019|

Innovation project COFREE offers Cobalt-free solutions for cemented carbide tools and their production

EIT RawMaterials funded project COFREE has boosted R&D forces of partners to develop cobalt-free mining and manufacturing tools Mining and manufacturing tools are developed in industry labs using sophisticated R&D competencies, including rigorous tool testing methodologies. This has led to the production of tools, made from cement carbides, which have had an increasingly high resistance to wear. […]

18 February, 2019|

TOP STARS School combines technical expertise with Innovation and Entrepreneurship experience

TOP STARS – innovaTion challenge fOr PhD STudents And ReSearchers The TOP STARS 2017 Winter School is part of the innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) education component of the EIT RawMaterials, primarily open to PhD students and young researchers. TOP STARS draws upon the experience of other schools and pilot projects proposed by the EIT Community to offer PhD students unique hands-on learning experience. […]

5 February, 2019|

Europe promotes the concept of a Circular Economy via intCEB internationalisation project

Europe is promoting the concept of a Circular Economy Carbon footprints of urban transition: Tracking Circular Economy promotions in Guiyang, China The intCEB research project is an internationalisation project supported by EIT RawMaterials that aims to foster best practice exchanges between China and Europe on a Circular Economy, running between April 2017 and April 2018. Experiences of various projects run by the partners in the project have been exchanged. […]

16 November, 2018|

FREECATS project offers state-of-the-art service supporting the development of Critical Raw Materials-Free catalysts

Cleantech project on waste-water decontamination Sustainability is a leading vocation, and opportunity for the modern industries and many efforts are being directed to developing technologies with limited environmental impact and free of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs). The research necessary to implement such new technologies is sometimes quite demanding for the small-medium enterprises and big companies alike. […]

12 October, 2018|

Project MiRaCLe develops an innovative spin-off Kerline that manufactures keratin-based biomaterials and products

EIT RawMaterials supported project MiRaCLe develops an innovative spin-off company Kerline MiRaCLE is a Network of Infrastructures (NoI), an innovation project supported by EIT RawMaterials since January 2016. The project consortium shares competencies, expertise, equipment, instruments and themes to develop new bio-materials composites from renewable resources for the substitution of critical raw materials or toxic substances. […]

28 September, 2018|

Successful implementation of the ZeroWaste Cluster, Network of Infrastructure (NoI) and expertise

Resource efficient processing The ZeroWaste Cluster, an innovation project funded by EIT RawMaterials, is a cooperation of eight different Networks of Infrastructures (NoIs). These networks contribute to foster innovation in the field of efficient resource processing and focus primarily on waste streams and/or complex low-grade ores. The ZeroWaste cluster also offers sustainability modelling services enabling its customers to take strategic decisions favouring the transition towards a circular economy. […]

31 July, 2018|

Purified Metal Company – worldwide recycling of contaminated steel scrap in a sustainable manner

Realising a patented and innovative idea for the recycling of (asbestos) contaminated steel scrap Purified Metal Company (PMC), a start-up supported by EIT RawMaterials, is the first company in the world to provide an environmentally-friendly and economically viable method to recycle contaminated steel scrap into a high-quality raw material for the steel industry: Purified Metal BlocksTM (PMBs).  […]

19 March, 2018|

Rockathon mining challenge

Onboard ore analysis for mining equipment – laser guidance helps miners ‘see’ through rock The Rockathon Mining Challenge, a co-creation and open innovation event, was organised by EIT RawMaterials partner, Sandvik and EIT RawMaterials Innovation Hub (CLC) Baltic Sea team. The Rockathon gathered technology and software development companies, as well as subject-matter experts, to collaborate intensively on an onboard analysis project. The challenge was to create and design a workable and compatible system for onboard ore analysis for mining equipment. […]

18 March, 2018|

ALINA – Substitution of critical and toxic materials for sustainable lifestyle

Eco-friendly organoclay for paints and coatings ALINA start-up uses innovative production technology to make state-of-the-art clay mineral materials that can replace the toxic chemicals and heavy metals normally used in building materials. […]

13 March, 2018|