The Raw Materials Summit, the flagship Event organised by the EIT RawMaterials, will take place on 20-22 May in Berlin, Germany.
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.
EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and over 190 project partners from leading industries, universities, research and technology organizations from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.
The summit will gather experts from Europe and the rest of the world to discuss Innovation and new Technologies covering the entire raw materials value chain. Most relevant topics in the raw materials sector will be addressed such as strategies concerning supply and access of raw materials, European industrial competitiveness and innovation capacity as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in education.
The summit will provide all participants with a unique opportunity to understand the EU positioning concerning the energy transition and the impact this will have on raw materials supply and policies.
The Raw Materials Summit 2019 will include keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials sector, representatives of the EU Commission, high profile entrepreneurs and startup investors. Besides the keynote speeches, a series of parallel sessions will take place.
At the venture forum, startups will showcase and pitch their ideas to potential investors and innovative programmes in education will be presented.
Connecting Innovation in the Raw Materials Sector
The Raw Materials Summit 2019 will include keynotes by prominent speakers from the raw materials sector, representatives of the EU Commission, entrepreneurs and startup investors. Besides the keynote speeches, a series of parallel sessions will take place on the following topics:
Resources: Discovery and Beyond: Resources assessment and availability, innovative exploration technologies
Deep, Intelligent Mining: Mining under extreme conditions, deep-sea mining, new technologies for mining
Minerals Processing and Materials Recycling: Increasing resource, energy and water efficiency during raw materials beneficiation
Advanced Materials – Enablers for Disruptive Innovation: Lightweight design, additive manufacturing, design of new alloys
Materials for Future Mobility: Challenges for raw materials and new materials for future mobility, including batteries and magnets
Resource Efficiency Cities: Urban and landfill mining, materials flow analysis, circular economy