Lifelong Learning | Innovation Management | Experienced R&D Professionals | EIT RawMaterials Industry Partners | Start-ups

The RACE PRO is a course for experienced R&D professionals which will deepen your expertise in Innovation Management processes.

During the course, participants will hear from other R&D professionals about how they are working with innovations and running innovation management processes – and participants can reflect on how they can improve their own innovation management skills.

The course involves a series of three study visits to host industry partners at different stages of the raw materials value chain. Each study visit will be two days long.  The study visits will be spread over six months, to fit in with your professional commitments.

A common theme of all three study visits is the transition to electric mobility. This transition will affect the raw materials sectors in different ways – and so the host companies have been selected to  illustrate alternative innovation strategies and their supporting Innovation Management processes.

Participants in the RACE PRO will gain the unique benefit of seeing ongoing innovation management cases  before they are written in the textbooks. The RACE PRO is fully funded by EIT RawMaterials – selected participants only pay for your travel to and from the start and end of each study visit.

New application deadline: 15 October 2019, 17:00 CET.

Who should apply?

This course is targeted at experienced people, who are working in EIT RawMaterials industry partners or supported startups, with research roles such as team leader, expert advisor, process responsible or project coordinator.

Which industrial partners are involved and when do the visits take place?

The RACE PRO will include the following visits:

  • Outotec – Espoo, Finland: 23-24 October 2019
  • Höganäs – Lund, Sweden: 11-12 December 2019
  • Vito & Umicore – Mol & Brussels, Belgium: 24-25 March 2020

Please click here for full details including course content and logistical arrangements.

How do I apply?

Applications are now open, and will close on 15 October 2019 at 17:00 CET. Please apply using the form below. If you have questions, feel free to contact