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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.


10:00 (EET) Welcome and Opening of the EIT RawMaterials Baltic Sea Stakeholder Day

Kimmo Tiilikainen, Director General, Geological Survey of Finland GTK

Bernd Schäfer, CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials

10:15-11:15 Energy storage and conversion

Piritta Salonen, Head of Process Technology, 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

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

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

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

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

Tina Benda, RIS Manager, EIT RawMaterials

Olli Salmi, Innovation Hub Director, EIT RawMaterials

12:30 Networking lunch for onsite participants

Please note that the time is shown 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!