EIT RawMaterials Roadshow – Lecce
21 June 2019
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
The EIT has created the so-called KICs – Knowledge and Innovation Communities, communities that aim to promote innovation and education in Europe in crucial sectors, supporting entrepreneurship and enhancing the passage of new ideas from the incubation phase to the market.
EIT RawMaterials, which since 2016 has established one of its nodes in Rome, is particularly committed to addressing the global challenge of supplying raw materials in Europe through programs and projects that aim to develop technology throughout the entire value chain of raw materials: from the exploration of resources, to the mining industry, from metallurgical processes to the replacement of critical or toxic raw materials, from the recycling of end-of-life product materials to the design of products for the circular economy.
As part of its regional development programs, EIT RawMaterials has created a Hub in the Puglia Region coordinated by ENEA, in order to increase the involvement of local ecosystems in the activities of KIC and its partnership. The MedinHub will also aim at reaching new organizations and promoting the participation of the most innovative industries and SMEs, as well as the involvement of the prestigious universities and research centers in the area.
On 21 June, we invite all the stakeholders from the region to join the EIT RawMaterials Roadshow in Lecce! See the event agenda here.