Blockchain for sustainable development (at CES 2019)

How the Dutch blockchain start-up Circularise will help communication in value chains to eliminate the concept of waste and accelerate the shift to a circular economy Circularise, a blockchain start-up from the Netherlands supported by EIT RawMaterials, developed a unique communications protocol (from here on system) that can be applied in virtually endless range of product value chains. […]

31 December, 2018|

Meet the winners of the EIT Joint Grand Final 2018

EIT Joint Grand Final 2018 gathered the top innovative start-ups and teams from Central-Eastern and Southern Europe On 16 November 2018, the best 40 innovative start-ups and teams from Central-Eastern and Southern Europe pitched in front of international investors, corporate partners and the EIT Community’s network at the EIT Joint Grand Final in Budapest, Hungary. […]

27 December, 2018|

Idea competition: Pitch and win 600 000 SEK to realize your idea!

EIT RawMaterials and SIP STRIM are launching the annual innovation competition The competition is a unique opportunity for suppliers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the mining and metal industry to present their ideas and thereby be given the opportunity to realize them. One contest – Two winners Two winners will be selected, one by SIP STRIM and one by EIT RawMaterials. Each winner receives 600 000 SEK for the realization of their idea. […]

26 December, 2018|

Metalshub start-up celebrates its 1st anniversary revolutionising the world of metals trading

EIT RawMaterials supported start-up Metalshub celebrates its 1st year of operations Metalshub is transforming the way metals and ferroalloys are bought and sold Metalshub provides a digital marketplace, where physical metals and ferroalloys are efficiently bought and sold. Exactly one year ago, on 13 December 2017 at 10:44 a.m. the first transaction took place between Cronimet and Traxys. This is an excellent occasion to review the start-up’s achievements. […]

21 December, 2018|

AMIR Master awarded EIT Label

Master in Advanced Materials Innovative Recycling is sixth labelled master programme in the EIT RawMaterials Community Shaping a new generation of students into game changers and innovators Following assessment by the EIT, EIT RawMaterials partners’ master programme in Advanced Materials: Innovative Recycling has been successfully awarded the EIT Label. This brings to six the number of master programmes within the EIT RawMaterials Academy that have been granted this quality seal […]

19 December, 2018|

EIT RawMaterials supported start-up Fairphone surpasses investment target with €7 million from impact investors

Impact investors and crowdfunders unite to support Fairphone goals The world’s first ethical, modular smartphone This month, one of the EIT RawMaterials supported start-ups Fairphone was able to close a major round of investments totaling €7 million. The mission-aligned funding comes from existing Fairphone investors such as DOEN Participaties and PYMWYMIC, as well as new parties including the impact investors, PDENH, Quadia and the crowd investment of €2,5 million. Additionally, Fairphone received €13 million in debt finance from creditors including the consortium of ABNAMRO and the Dutch Good Growth Fund. […]

17 December, 2018|