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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 Jumpstarter 2023: Application Training

    Set your business idea up for success with the EIT Jumpstarter! EIT Jumpstarter is a pre-accelerator programme for innovators in the raw materials, ...

  • Kamienna 2/4 Kraków, Poland

    EIT Jumpstarter 2022 Grand Final

    EIT Jumpstarter programme aims to create a sustainable impact in the Central-Eastern and Southern-European Regions by boosting innovation and entrepreneurship within this part of Europe. It is a selective, competitive program for the earliest-stag...

  • Online ,

    EIT RawMaterials webinar: Social License to Operate in the Raw Materials Sector

    Enhance your understanding in SLO – the critical issue for responsible mining EIT RawMaterials is inviting students, academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals, local and regional authority representatives, and government repre...

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