A new innovation challenge on in-situ and real-time monitoring for start-ups and SMEs

EIT RawMaterials and Eramet are jointly organising the Eramet Real-time Monitoring Challenge 2020 to find new innovative solutions for in-situ and real-time monitoring. The challenge, launched on 15 July 2020, offers start-ups and SMEs the opportunity to collaborate with a global industrial leader and to validate their solution.

One of the main challenges of the European raw materials industry is the increasing demand for raw materials combined with high import dependency. For a sustainable supply of mineral resources, Europe needs to strengthen its processing capabilities and create smart and environmental-friendly solutions to remain competitive.

Smart Monitoring Solutions

Digital transformation is one of the key challenges of Eramet business on the road to the mine & metallurgy of the future. We are taking responsible investments in new monitoring solutions for smarter, more timely, cost-effective and accurate measurement.

Laurent Joncourt, Chairman of Eramet Ideas, the Group’s R&D Center

Eramet aims to improve the overall resource efficiency, including the reduction of waste material, emissions and water use, as well as an increase in productivity, cost-effectiveness and safety.

Mineral resources are the lifeblood of our modern society and the key to a more sustainable future. Innovative technologies are required to further enhance the mining and processing capabilities in Europe while reducing the environmental footprint. We build on Europe’s existing strengths in industry, research and innovation.

Bernd Schäfer, CEO of EIT RawMaterials

Innovators are invited to apply to the Eramet Real-time Monitoring Challenge 2020 until 30 September 2020.

The winning team will be awarded a collaboration contract with Eramet (up to EUR 50 000), with potential extension to a long-term collaboration. For the final pitch, the pre-selected teams shall elaborate a project together with a dedicated mentor from both organisations and present their solution to the management of Eramet and EIT RawMaterials at the end of the year.

EIT RawMaterials and Eramet Joint Press Release