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Focus on high school (15-18 years old) and university students (1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle: 19-28 years old) directly or indirectly dealing with subsets of the raw materials value chain during the course of their future studies and careers

The RMUD will take inspiration from the new MSc RAMES, which will educate geologists and engineers in developing a thorough knowledge of the raw materials value chain, including primary and secondary raw materials, material flow analysis, key circular economy processes, and entrepreneurial skills. In addition, some of the proposed activities are inspired by the MineHeritage project. The project intends to use cultural heritage, mining and raw materials to create popular educational tools for disseminating the importance of raw materials in history throughout society.

Activities will include inspirational keynote talks on careers in raw material sector, a round table session involving RAMES project partners, staff members of the universities and local task members: Regione Emilia Romagna, Bio-on, TCA, SpacEarth Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship representatives, students, start-ups, EIT Jumpstarter (Business Idea Competition) winners.

In addition, there will be tours of the BiGeA laboratories and the opportunity to meet successful local companies such as Bio-on, TCA, and SpacEarth Technology. There will be exhibitions on European mining sites, magnetic materials and the history of raw materials and their extraction.