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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WEEE REC: Upscaling of key technology for a recycling facility for 30,000 t/a WEEE-concentrate

Project status: Completed. Objective The project will upscale an innovative technology for metallurgical treatment of up to 100% Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) concentrate. The solution (technology) The key technology is a novel smelting furnace in combination with an optimised separation and refining process which allows the treatment of up to 100% low-grade WEEE-concentrate, […]

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WhISPER: Waterless Iron Silicate Production with Energy Recovery

Project duration: 1 January 2019 – 31 January 2021 Objective In the pyrometallurgical copper smelting process the main product is copper, but there are other products generated in consequence of the extraction of the ore, this is the case of the Iron Silicates (commonly called copper slags) which are the largest co-product generated during the smelting […]

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WinSmartRM. Win-win Strategies in Mobility Transition – Road and Map for RM Stakeholders – The mobility transition – a new chance for resource-rich developing countries

Project duration: 17 June 2019 – 31 December 2019 Objective This project focuses on the generation of intelligence, data and information related to the framework conditions to boost innovation relevant to the present and future Mobility Transition trends. It is aimed to identify main conditions and barriers to support innovation in this area, particularly for […]

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X-TRIM: X-ray transmission in mining applications

Project duration: 1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018 Objective The main objective of the project is to take the existing X-ray and sorting technology at least to TRL 7 (system prototype demonstration in operational environment) and to introduce X-ray technology to the RM sector. A prototype will be built and tested with real material […]

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