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Open Innovation

Unlock the potential of your innovation ecosystem

At EIT RawMaterials, we foster growth and innovation with a focus on raw materials. Our extensive network in the local innovation ecosystems reaches across the raw materials value chain. Combined with our technical and market intelligence, we are ideally placed to develop Open Innovation initiatives across Europe.

Our Open Innovation services help corporates unlock new opportunities and connect to the start-up community – and give start-ups the platform to demonstrate ground-breaking solutions.


Proven track record of innovation projects


Strong ecosystem of 
 start-ups and scale-ups


Unique network in
 raw materials sector

Our Products & Services


Corporate Challenges

Unlock new business opportunities with a corporate challenge and meet entrepreneurs with new sustainable solutions for your business. Our tailored added-value services are ranging from campaign management to innovation scouting, mentoring, and technical & scientific support with a unique focus on the raw materials sector.



The concept of a Hackathon creates very intense co-operation in a dense mode. The Hackathon lets you inspire, conceptualise and evaluate new ideas based on everyone’s diverse viewpoints. The advantage is the enormous efficiency in terms of results achieved versus time invested


Start-up Scouting

We bridge the gap between start-ups and corporations. Whether you are looking to further develop and embrace cutting-edge technology in a new area, or to help your organisation to transform their business operations, we make sure you collaborate with the best-in-class solution provider for your specific business needs.

What our clients say

Matthias Harms, CEO of Veolia Germany

“During our very first call, we conducted a market study with a startup without knowing in which ways it would develop, and today we are preparing to sign our first joint venture with them for an innovative recycling solution. If you are an entrepreneur and you feel that there is more out there for your business, you should definitely apply.”

– Matthias Harms
CEO of Veolia Germany

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