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Lighthouses

Lighthouses are large-scale and long-term innovation initiatives that address critical and specific raw materials challenges for Europe. They provide guidance for innovation projects that create smart solutions along the entire raw materials value chain for a sustainable future.

Lighthouses are mission approaches to innovation and education challenges, directly steering EIT RawMaterials activities towards the achievement of its strategic objectives:

Securing Raw Materials Supply

Diversifying supply and fostering collaboration across the whole industrial value chain

Designing Materials Solutions

For materials innovation, products and processes

Closing Materials Loops

A radical shift from linear to circular thinking

Implementation

Lighthouses will be implemented through operational actions such as innovation projects (KAVAs), matchmaking events and business support activities as well as strategic actions in close coordination with:


External stakeholders
The European Commission
National EU member state initiatives and joint EIT Community initiatives


Implementation of the Lighthouses will be facilitated by allocating a portion of EIT RawMaterials resources to them, and by supporting partners to develop their innovation activities accordingly.

News

  • 17 November 2022

    EIT RawMaterials Call for Innovation & Education Projects is now open

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  • 26 October 2022

    Enhance your understanding in SLO – the critical issue for responsible mining

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  • 18 October 2022

    'We must regain the balance of raw materials supply' - Raw Materials Security of Europe Conference

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Events

  • Online ,

    EIT HEI Initiative Call Info Session 4: Open question-and-answer sessions

    Join EIT HEI info sessions to learn more about the third call for proposals! The EIT HEI Initiative is organising a series of online info sessions to present its 

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    2 Av. Jean Perrin Lille, France

    IRTC Conference 2023: Raw materials for a sustainable future

    IRTC23 will be all about dialogue on raw materials for a sustainable future that will take place on 15-17 February in Lille, France. Raw materials play an important role in the economic and technological development of, among others, the...

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    Rue Bara 175 Brussels, Belgium

    Raw Materials Summit 2023

    Europe's leading conference in the raw materials sector Connecting science, technology and innovation in the raw materials sector for the green energy transition The annual event attracts more than 80 speakers and hundreds of a...

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