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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AutoBoltReload: Automated Bolt Reload – For underground Rock bolting rigs

Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 01 April 2021 Objective The main market for this project are underground mines using bolting rigs. Currently, bolt magazines are always loaded manually. A milestone in automation for the bolting procedure is to automate the bolt magazine reloading. This is a solution that is often asked for by mining companies […]

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AVAR: Added Value Alumina Refining

Project duration: 25 October 2017 – 24 October 2019 Objective The main objective of the project is to produce a number of scarce raw materials for the European economy from wastes from the alumina refining industry. The solution (technology) The project will pilot the capture of high purity gallium and vanadium from upstream spent Bayer […]

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BioFlex: Flexible Biometallurgy Infrastructure and Expertise network

Project duration: 1 January 2016– 31 December 2018 BioFlex is a network of infrastructure (NoI) bringing together biometallurgy related infrastructure. Objective BioFlex aims to bring together partners with infrastructure and expertise in biometallurgy. Biometallurgy includes bioleaching of metals from ores and waste, biosorption of metals from liquid streams, bioprecipitation of metals and bio-electrochemistry of metals. […]

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CaproKIC: Upscaling of one step process for automotive continuous fiber Polyamide 6 composite parts based on the in situ polymerization of e-caprolactam

  Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018   Objective Continuous fiber reinforced plastic can achieve weight reductions of 60% compare with steel but its introduction in the automotive sector remains limited to niche luxury and premium concepts (small series) due mainly to the cycle times, the production costs and the price of […]

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CERA: Certification of raw materials

Project duration: 2 January 2017 – 31 March 2021 Objective Instead of contributing to one of the currently existing three lighthouse programs, this project rather adds new major strategic aspects possibly representing a new, not yet established lighthouse program. These are as follows: Industrial competitiveness: A main objective of this unified certification program is that European […]

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