Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide training for citizens that aims to empower them to learn, by informing them on the following topics.

BizMet – Competitive sustainable business from metal recycling

Project funded by EIT Raw Materials is organising a course on circular economy, especially focusing on metal recycling, giving students a broad overview of the trade covering technology, sustainability, business and regulative aspects. BizMet covers complex recycled metals industry value chains; with emphasis on themes:-

  • recovering secondary metal raw materials from sources such as eWaste and metal scrap, technological treatment processes of secondary raw materials
  • design of innovative products/processes/services, including eco-design
  • circular economy and industrial symbiosis value chains and novel business models
  • the extended producer responsibility in circular economy

MOOC by Delft University of Technology and EIT RawMaterials Academy on Waste Management and Critical Raw Materials

Waste Management and Critical Raw Materials: How can we ensure the continuous supply of the increasingly scarce raw materials that are needed to make the products we use every day? In this course, we will look at the potential benefits of circular procurement and how recycling technologies and more efficient ways of collecting and recycling critical raw materials (CRMs) can make your business and production more resource resilient.
The MOOC is a free course that is open to all. It is designed for anyone with an interest in taking action on managing our waste.

MOOC by Lund University, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics , Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, National Technical University of Athens, Ghent University , Delft University of Technology

Circular Economy – Sustainable Materials ManagementThis course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops.

This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers and all of us as consumers.In addition to providing many cases of managing materials for sustainability, the course also teaches skills and tools for analyzing circular business models and promotes development of your own ideas to become more involved in the transition to a Circular Economy.

MOOCs by EIT RawMaterials Academy, Breakit, LUT, Monolithos, Mondragon University, Relight, Outotec, RISE, Tecnalia and VTT

Concepts of Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry: This course contains two independent modules: Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry. Learn about bonding, and chemical/physical properties of inorganic compounds as well as operational principles and application of modern instrumental methods used in chemical analysis.

Circular Economy – What and How: In this webinar you will understand what the CE is, how Europe is answering to this global challenge, what strategies can help in the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy and examples that can be of inspiration.

Business Model Innovation for Researchers: This course will help you explore techniques and tools through a defined process to develop research and transfer activities from a business model innovation perspective, and gain skills to align researcher´s and stakeholders´ needs, approaches and outcomes for maximum impact on society.

The Added Value For The European Economy of Recycling of Secondary Critical Raw Material Within Europe: Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) are crucial to Europe’s Economy, but they also have high risk associated to their supply. CRMs are used in environmental technologies, consumer electronics, health steel making, defence technology, space exploration and aviation. However, there is also lack of viable substitutes due to very unique and reliable properties of those materials.

MOOC by EIT RawMaterials Academy, TU Clausthal, TU Delft, Leiden University and Swerea on Engineering Design for a Circular Economy

Engineering Design for a Circular Economy: Rare metals and other critical materials are all around us: in our phones, computers, cars and cities. But these valuable resources are in limited supply, and accessing them is rapidly becoming one of the great challenges of our time.

Combining knowledge and case-studies from academia and industry, learners will be faced with new questions: What is the resource challenge? How are new business trends changing our use and perception of products? What effect will this have on the products of the future?
Discover and develop sustainable design and engineering methods to improve the reuse, repair, remanufacturing, and recycling of products for a circular economy. The MOOC is free to all.

MOOC by EIT RawMaterials Academy and Climate-KIC on e-waste

The E-Waste Challenge: with our growing appetite for electrical and electronic products, combined with rapid innovation and ever-shorter product lifespans, e-waste has now become one of the fastest growing waste streams.

This course will help you to understand why and how we must manage e-waste in an environmentally sound manner and how you can take action on e-waste in your own life, business, or organisation.

The MOOC is a free course that is open to all. It is designed for anyone with an interest in taking action on managing our e-waste.

EIT Community MOOCs

These additional MOOCs offered by members of the EIT Community may also interest you:

    • Blockchain in the Energy Sector: understand how blockchain works, where the technology has come from and why it will empower energy customers like never before. Register for the MOOC here.
    • Big Data in Health: explore key concepts in data analytics, systems theory and information governance, and apply them to healthcare decision making. Register for the MOOC here.
    • Impact of Climate Change on Public Health: explore the impact of climate change on public health, and discover ways to influence behaviours and policies at all levels. Register for the MOOC here.

To take advantage of this potential, digital activities will be used – not only to make knowledge accessible to the broader population but also to improve formal education by implementing modern pedagogical technologies online.

Many of these activities allow unlimited participation of large groups with diverse professional backgrounds.