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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SOLVOFLEX: Solvometallurgy Infrastructure and Expertise Network

Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018 Objective This project aims at implementing a long-term self-sustainable excellence network dedicated to providing services to customers for the implementation of innovative, sustainable business and cooperation models for recycling and/or exploitation of raw materials from end-of-life products, as well as supporting companies and to facilitate the […]

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SPARK: Substitution and recycling of critical elements in materials for ionizing radiation detection

Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2020 Objective The project meets a strategic goal of the EIT RawMaterials, consisting of substitution or recycling of rare earths, which are a class of critical raw materials for the EU industry, in a significant market like that of radiation detectors. Main objectives are: to establish a […]

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SSIC: Sustainability Support and Information Centre

Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018 Objective Sustainability support in decision making towards the design of products and services for the circular economy. The solution (technology) The SSIC provides information on the sustainability of material stocks, evidence on resource efficiency, analysis of critical raw material savings, guidance on innovation options for life […]

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STINGS: Supervision of Tailings by an Integrated Novel Approach to combine Ground-based- and Spaceborne Sensordata

Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 30 September 2020 Objective Currently, there is a lack of a detailed operational methodology that comprises the management of environmental risks related to tailing operations, containing specific guidance on the appropriate approaches, tools and techniques with due consideration to economic issues, and the way they should be used. This […]

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SUPRIM: Sustainable Management of Primary Raw Materials through a better approach in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment

Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 December 2019 Solutions and services to address resource depletion in sustainability assessments in the raw materials sector Objective Develop a Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) method to address resource availability (‘depletion’) in sustainability assessment Develop a Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) dataset through case studies in collaboration with the […]

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