Innovation in primary and secondary raw materials sector in South-East Europe

ADRIA Innovation Day 2019 will present opportunities for the business sector under the EIT RawMaterials and the Regional Center ADRIA to enhance raw materials network in South-East Europe.

On 23 October 2019 in Portorož-Portorose, Slovenia EIT RawMaterials RIS Hub Adria invites professionals from business organisations in primary and secondary raw materials sectors – large companies, SMEs, start-ups or idea-holders, decision and policymakers as well as business support organisations from Slovenia, Croatia and other countries from the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) to join ADRIA Innovation Day 2019!

The event programme will focus on:

  • Policy orientations on low carbon industry, resource efficiency and circular economy for industrial representatives in ESEE
  • EIT RawMaterials support instruments transforming innovative ideas and projects into new business
  • The state of innovation in Slovenia
  • West Balkans mineral potential as a business opportunity
  • Development and implementation of geological exploration and exploitation of metal mineral resources in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Key challenges and needs in rare earth permanent magnet production
  • The zero-waste approach and role of the construction sector in the recycling of mining and industrial waste

See the full programme for more details.

The registration for the ADRIA Innovation Day 2019 closes on Monday, 14 October 2019! Register here!

Connecting mineral raw materials stakeholders from Slovenia and Croatia with West Balkan countries

EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Adria has been recently established and started operating in January 2018. It represents a hub for mineral raw materials stakeholders primary focused on Slovenia and Croatia with the outreach to West Balkan countries. Founders of the EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Adria are Geological Survey of Slovenia, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute and Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Zagreb.

EIT RawMaterials presence in the Western Balkans is essential due to the richness of primary and secondary raw materials in the region and is well-aligned with the recent European Union (EU) communication on enlargement perspective and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans. EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Adria will work as an interface between regional environments and EIT RawMaterials, enabling information about EIT RawMaterials projects and activities. One of the main objectives of the EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Adria is to encourage networking, project ideas exchange and offering support to potential new partners of the EIT RawMaterials Community. For all regional stakeholders, business, education institutions, research organisations and local authorities it represents informational “one-stop-shop” for EIT RawMaterials knowledge transfer. At the same time, it connects local raw materials communities with their international EIT RawMaterials counterparts.

EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Adria represents an excellent opportunity for all regional stakeholders to know more about EIT RawMaterials and to become a member of the world’s largest raw materials community.