Transforming innovative ideas into new business for a more sustainable future of the raw materials sector

Europe is on a path to a more responsible and sustainable raw materials sector. The technology and expertise are there. What is needed are investments, alongside the willingness to act responsibly as a global leader in the full life cycle of raw materials.

EIT RawMaterials delivers positive change and impact by understanding and thereby designing an offer that meets the needs of entrepreneurial innovators in all stages of development. Currently, EIT RawMaterials offers four open calls to support entrepreneurs accelerate their business, access new markets and collaborate with our partner network. We encourage you to check available opportunities and apply!

Accelerate your solution to the market

Early-stage start-ups can sign up for the RawMaterials Accelerator to benefit from a tailored package of methodology, expert coaching and mentoring, funding, and gaining access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network. The uniqueness of this programme also lies in its position in the centre of the programme of EIT RawMaterials activities. This means that start-ups directly benefit from engagement with the EIT RawMaterials partner network and business partners, such as VCs.

From product to market

More mature start-ups and young SMEs can sign up for the RM Booster funding programme to reach pivotal milestones in their development. RM Booster entails a package of mentorship, funding, and access to the partner network of EIT RawMaterials.

Make innovation a major contributor to responsible mining

This new edition of Eramet’s Open Innovation challenge is building on six years of successful collaboration with EIT RawMaterials, which aims to provide efficient, competitive, and responsible technology solutions for a sustainable supply of mineral resources for the European market. It also illustrates the Group’s ambition to grow its network of partners and includes more innovative start-ups and SMEs.

Start-ups and SMEs are invited to apply to the Eramet Responsible Mining Challenge 2021 to win a collaboration contract with Eramet, with potential extension to a long-term collaboration.

From regional to international markets

Innovation champions from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine can now join a new Regional Innovation Competition. The competition offers workshops, coaching vouchers, local support with local incubators closing with a final pitching competition and prize awards for start-ups to realise their business on new markets.