Strengthening media relations with European national business and financial media

EIT RawMaterials invites you to respond to this Request for Proposal (RfP) “Public Relations”.

Description of services:

  • Provide a tight two-page PR strategy outlining clear goals, key targets and expected outcomes
  • Daily media monitoring service
  • Two-hour media training refresher of key messages, handling challenging questions
  • Develop basic press materials
  • Pitch media, prepare brief but succinct for the EIT RawMaterials CEO
  • Follow up interview with any deliverables
  • Measure and Evaluation report

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EIT RawMaterials seeks collaboration with a Public Relations agency to increase:

a) the profile of EIT RawMaterials with the particular aim of highlighting the fundamental role of raw materials for the renewable energy technologies needed. A lot of airtime is given to the rise of renewable or clean energy, but the link to the fundamental role that raw materials in this equation, is being either missed, or underplayed.

b) support of the marketing campaign in raising awareness for, and ultimately participation of industry leaders from the RawMaterials Summit, its flagship event, in financial and business media.

The RawMaterials Summit will be held 15-17 May 2023 at The Egg in Brussels. The RawMaterials Summit is Europe’s leading conference for the raw materials sector and one of the most important events for our sector globally. It offers unparalleled access to over 800 leaders of industry, government, NGOs, R&D, and academia, highlighting both the Summit’s great prominence and influence in the sector and also the immense strategic importance of raw materials in Europe.

Europe is transitioning across all levels to adopt clean energy technologies and drive digitalisation, automation and electrification. The Summit will look at the key milestones and shifts that are impacting Europe’s raw materials sector to become globally competitive. Topics for discussion will range from game-changing technologies for the industry to momentous developments such as France’s first foray into lithium mining and the establishment of Europe’s first rare earth value chain. The Summit will also focus on the latest policies impacting the sector for Europe like the European Critical Raw Materials Act, as well as geopolitical shifts and their implications, mobilising investment, new ways organisations are navigating future supply disruptions, the emergence of Europe’s strategic raw materials assets and so much more.

c) the role and profile of the alliance that is managed by EIT RawMaterials, the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA).

The European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA) aims to make Europe economically more resilient by diversifying its supply chains, creating jobs, attracting investments to the raw materials value chain, fostering innovation, training young talents and contributing to the best enabling framework for raw materials and the Circular Economy worldwide.

The Alliance addresses the challenge of securing access to sustainable raw materials, advanced materials, and industrial processing know-how. By 2030, ERMA’s activities will increase the production of raw and advanced materials and address Circular Economy by boosting the recovery and recycling of Critical Raw Materials.

Key Dates

  • 31.01.2023: Proposals submission deadline
  • By 14.02.2023: Award by EIT RawMaterials
  • 21.02.2023: Commencement of work

EIT RawMaterials

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its mission is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe by boosting competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new education approaches and guided entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials represents the largest network in the raw materials sector worldwide which includes 14 Innovation Hubs in Europe and over 300 partners across the entire raw materials value chain, including academic and research institutions as well as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the raw materials sector by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship, which puts the organisation at the forefront of a major industrial transformation about to take place in Europe today. Together we collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supply of raw materials and improve the sector all along the value chain – from extraction to processing, from recycling to reuse.

The vision of EIT RawMaterials: To develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe’ will be realised by integrating knowledge from industry, higher education and research and by engaging stakeholders from the entire raw materials value chain. EIT RawMaterials will promote increased resource efficiency and the improvement of processes and products, support the introduction of new, innovative technologies and rethink our current linear economic model to move towards a circular approach. Further focus areas are to increase human capital in the raw materials sector and promote entrepreneurial education at all levels.

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