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Critical and strategic materials for energy and mobility

The Stakeholder Day provides you with an opportunity to get exclusive insight into the innovation core of our industry, and to discuss how to get your great ideas on technology and education to the next level.

In addition to online streaming, we also offer you the possibility to join us on-site in Otaniemi, Finland. The Baltic Sea Stakeholder Day will be concluded with a networking lunch for those on-site, with an opportunity to plan for projects in the upcoming EIT RawMaterials calls.


Welcome and Opening of the day 10:00 EET

Kimmo Tiilikainen – Director General, Geological Survey of Finland GTK

Bernd Schäfer – CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials

Energy storage and conversion  10:15-11:15

Piritta Salonen – Development Engineer, Finnish Minerals Group

Egert Valmra – Programme Director, Skeleton

Darren Townsend – Chief Development Officer, NeoMetals

Ulla Lassi – Professor, Head of the Unit, D.Sc. (Tech.), University of Oulu

Katja Lahtinen – Doctoral student, Aalto University

Materials for magnets and motors 11:15-12:15

Ye Zhou – Material Development Manager SMC Technology, Höganäs

Tomi Lindroos – Research team leader at Materials and Manufacturing, VTT

Jim Herschenroeder – VP Engineering and NA Sales Manager Neo Magnequench, Neo Performance Materials

Ronald Gauß – Senior Advisor Substitution and Recycling, EIT RawMaterials

Patrick Friedrichs – Senior Scientist Mineral Economy Solutions and Mineral Intelligence, GTK

Upcoming opportunities and closing of the event  12:15-12:30

Tina Benda  – RIS Manager, EIT RawMaterials

Olli Salmi – Innovation Hub Director, EIT RawMaterials

Networking lunch for onsite participants 12:30

Please note that the times shown are in EET (UTC+2).

Due to COVID-19, there might be changes to the event and onsite seats are limited. Please note that COVID-19 measures are in place for the venue and all guests are kindly asked to follow the restrictions.


Register for the Innovation Hub Baltic Sea Stakeholder Day here!