IDS-FunMat-Inno will develop a model for PhD education for the European raw materials sector, producing PhD graduates who are equipped for radical innovation and entrepreneurship.

The solution (technology)

The strategic impact will be to strengthen the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector (including processing, recycling and substitution of critical raw materials).


  • Université de Bordeaux, France (Lead Partner)
  • Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio (Aalto University), Finland
  • Arkema France, France
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-1 (CNRS-INP), France
  • Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, CEA (French Alternative  Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), France
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer), Germany
  • Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
  • Heraeus Holding GmbH / Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & CoKG, Germany
  • Institut polytechnique de Grenoble (Grenoble Institute of Technology, INP), France
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa (New University of Lisbon) – Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA), Portugal
  • Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca (University of Milano- Bicocca), Italy
  • Université de Liège, Belgium