The ambitious vision of EIT RawMaterials will be realised by the creation of a structured collaboration within the Knowledge Triangle, which is the basis of the KIC model. A structured dialogue between academia, research institutes and business will facilitate an exchange of needs, ideas, research results and best practices. New entre- and intrapreneurs, with innovative ideas, will be supported to turn their ideas into business opportunities through our innovation system. This approach will leverage impact through synergies and will provide a powerful way of maximising opportunities in the raw materials sector and securing raw materials supply for Europe. Operationally the projects are coordinated and managed through the Regional Innovation Hubs called Co-Location Centres, which also support the partners in their strive for new, innovative projects.

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OPMO: Operation monitoring of mineral crushing machinery

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021 Objective The motivation for this project is the urgent need to improve the performance and overall efficiency of machinery used in the processing of raw materials. It is inspired by the positive results obtained from a number of previous projects focused on the research aspect and innovations […]

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OpTaRec: Optimising the Tantalum Recycling Process through Conditioning of Raw Materials, Process Automation and Material Logistics

Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2020 Objective The project OpTaRec proposes the upscaling of innovative solutions for the conditioning of secondary raw materials, the implementation of innovative process automation and the application of efficient material logistic concepts. Through the upscale of the solutions elaborated within the three activity fields and their interplay (fully […]

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OPTNEWOPT: Materials substitution in optoelectronic devices

Project duration: 1 March 2016 – 28 February 2019 Objective OPTNEWOPT proposes to study and develop new materials and processes for the substitution of indium, gallium, and germanium in optoelectronic and photonic devices, as well as support European laboratories and companies working in this sector. The solution (technology) The great increase of the consumption of […]

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PAiRED-X: Portable Analyzer combining fluoREscence and Diffraction of X-rays

Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 March 2020 Objective In order to minimize the risks mining bears as a field, it is important to have the best in-depth, well-defined understanding of the geological area when developing prospective sites. The science of prospecting for deposits large enough for commercial viability involves extensive fieldwork prior to any […]

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PANORAMA: Physical AccouNts Of RAw MAterial stock and flow Information Service

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2021 Objective To date, there is no reliable information service that maps the flows and stocks of materials yet – information that should be the basis of any type of materials management. By improving this sector, competitiveness in Europe will be enhanced overall, with a underlined focus on […]

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