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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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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ThermoSpray: Scale-up of a thermal spray decomposition process for niobium oxide production

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 30 September 2020 Objective H.C. Starck has developed a thermal spray decomposition of a niobium-containing solution as a new technology for the hydrometallurgical production of niobium oxides. This process is now further developed and transferred into the technical scale. Main features are significantly reduced production costs and a minimized environmental […]

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Think Tank – Circular Economy Business Ecosystem

Project status: Completed. Objective To boost companies’ business model innovation and circular economy ecosystem building the project aims to develop and launch a Circular Business Ecosystem Think Tank. The solution The project aims to research the potential of specific cases for value restoration and regeneration according to the principles of circular economy provide a platform […]

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TiSPHERO: Manufacturing of spherical powders from scraps for special applications

Project duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2020 Objective Project TiSPHERO is aimed at upscaling and launching on the market of innovative technology based on plasma spheroidization for the production of spherical powders. It will be the first in the European Union process and installation to use low-cost titanium scrap, i.e. chips produced during […]

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UNDROMEDA: Underground Robotic System for Monitoring, Evaluation and Detection Applications

01 January 2018 – 30 September 2021 Objective UNDROMEDA is a milestone project within the current leap-frog developments towards the “invisible, zero-impact, intelligent, safe and fully autonomous” mine and enables facing the related challenges for future mining concerning social and environmental acceptance as well as economic efficiency. The autonomous platform and drone will significantly reduce […]

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