ADMA2 promotes the practical level training of PhD students in companies and research institutes in Europe in the EIT Raw Materials topic areas. The benefits of the activities are several. The companies obtain motivated and skilled doctoral students with the most updated knowhow, and the students gain experience relevant to building their career.

The solution (technology):

ADMA 2 intensifies collaboration and information sharing between academia and industry. The financial support and the organization of practical training periods of PhD-students into companies located in different parts of Europe, will foster new research capacities that can rapidly be transferred into the advantage of business life. On the other hand, business produces new demands and research topics; therefore symbiosis-kind relationships are formed between the two cooperating parties. As an overall effect of the interaction, a new generation of products and production processes are stimulated, where harmful materials are substituted and/or the production processes systematically improved e.g. according to the principles of quality philosophies, such as Six sigma-Lean, Green Chemistry and Engineering. This leads to circumstances where less waste (e.g. through over-processing, waiting, transferring, storing) is generated in industries.

Products are designed for quality and their recyclability is already considered in the product development phase of their lifecycle. These actions also strengthen doctoral students´ possibilities for career development in many ways. Students can apply research skills in practice before graduation, establish new collaborative networks, gain new ideas and aspects to their doctoral thesis, and achieve good experience that can guide their career towards the raw materials sector. After graduation, students bring their experience and knowledge for the advantage of their new employer organization, which in the end, is expected to benefit the whole raw materials society.


University of Oulu (Lead Partner), Finland
Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Aalto University), Finland
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas M.P., CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), Spain
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
Geologian tutkimuskeskus, GTK (Geological Survey of Finland), Finland
HYdrogen for Development of Environmental Projects (hydep), Italy
Kerline Srl, Italy
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
TalTech University, Estonia
Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft University of Technology), Netherlands
Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca (University of Milano- Bicocca), Italy