EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Southern Italy was established in June 2019 by the EIT RawMaterials Innovation Hub CLC South in cooperation with ENEA – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development.

The activities of the Southern Italy Hub are mainly run by the Laboratory Functional Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Applications, hosted by ENEA at Brindisi Research Center in Southern Italy. The mission of the Hub is to mobilise industrial and academic stakeholders within the Knowledge Triangle and support the local ecosystem aiming to enhance the innovative potential of the Mediterranean region in collaboration with existing Regional Hubs, in line with European strategies on Critical Raw Materials (CRMs).

The main focus of the EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Southern Italy is devoted to:

  • Recycling and Reuse
  • Substitution
  • Functional Materials for Manufacturing
  • Innovative Materials for Transportation
  • Circular Economy

The target audience of the Southern Italy Hub is the entire raw materials value chain, where the Hub is continuously developing its database of contacts, ongoing networking and planned matchmaking activities in the prioritised sectors.

The long-term strategy includes urban mining, exploration and high-impact Cross-KIC activities in key interdisciplinary sectors such as climate, digital, manufacturing.

The Strategic Agenda of the Hub – Regional Center Southern Italy includes specific initiatives such as research and innovation, training and education, and finally business support.

For more information, please contact the EIT RawMaterials Hub – Regional Center Southern Italy.