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Boosting strategic raw materials in the European North

Welcome to an event full of opportunities to connect, learn, and collaborate!

The event focuses on finding solutions to raw materials challenges along the value chain, presenting the latest innovations, and networking for new collaborations.

Professor Magnus Ericsson and Ms Maria Nyberg (DG Grow) will give an introduction to the current discussion on the strategic and critical raw materials in the EU. The introduction is followed by a panel discussion focusing on the concrete opportunities that the newly published Critical Raw Material Act proposal brings to the industry, the investment community as well as regional and local governments.

The highly anticipated industry reverse pitch sessions are this year featuring leading companies such as Anglo American, Epiroc, FLSmidth, LKAB, Aurora Lithium and more. You can also look forward to the start-up parade where different companies pitch both challenges and achievements and solutions.

Our facilitated matchmaking is a great way to connect and find new partners. Sign up for our event platform in Brella, find a match for your company, book a speed meeting, and broaden your network.

These activities provide an excellent platform for networking and identifying new opportunities for a fair and stable raw materials supply in Europe.

We also want to invite you to join us for a networking dinner the day before the event. The dinner will take place at Restaurant Pelikan in Stockholm, on Monday, June 12th, at 6 PM.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Stockholm or online.

Date: 13 June 2023

Time: 9:00 to 19:00 CET

Venue: Berns, Stockholm, Sweden


9.00 Welcome by EIT RawMaterials CEO Bernd Schäfer

9.15 The Critical Raw Materials Act – challenges and opportunities
Professor Magnus Ericsson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden & Maria Nyberg, Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission.
Panelists: Pierre Heeroma (LKAB), Kerstin Forsberg (KTH – Royal Institute of Technology), Viktor Markelin (Nordic Investment Bank), Pertti Lamberg (AA Sakatti Mining Oy), Bernd Schäfer (EIT RawMaterials), TBC
Introduction by Professor Magnus Ericsson on Critical and Strategic Raw Materials in Europe.
A panel discussion focusing on concrete opportunities that the industry, the investment community, as well as regional and local governments have regarding the act. In addition, the discussion will address the urgency and other challenges in the way of achieving the targets of the Critical Raw Materials Act.

10.30 Achievements and challenges – Industry Reverse Pitch Part 1
Companies: Anglo American, Epiroc, FLSmidth, LKAB, Aurora Lithium, Finnish Minerals Group, TBC
A possibility for representatives from the industry to pitch their achievements and challenges to the start-up ecosystem and to identify the right partners for collaboration.

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Achievements and challenges – Industry Reverse Pitch Part 2

14.30 Coffee

15.00 The solutions – Start-up Pitching
Companies: Geopyörä, Warden Machinery, Rovjok, Betolar, and Terranigma Solutions GmbH, TBC
A possibility for the start-up ecosystem to pitch their solutions to the industry’s challenges and to identify the right partners for collaboration.

17.00 Facilitated Matchmaking

19.00 Thank You

Register here to secure your seat at the Stakeholder Days (limited availability)!
Please note that the agenda is subject to change, and we are updating the agenda as we get closer to the event.