Supporting entrepreneurs and innovation made in Europe

Your start-up or an SME offers sustainable solutions for the raw materials sector? Apply for the Booster Call to get financial support and access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network to scale up your business!

RM Booster provides support to start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative products and services that can produce an impact in the raw materials sector or benefit our partners.

Besides funding and customised services, the selected Start-ups and SMEs will also get access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network, participating in our networking events, as well as gain visibility through EIT RawMaterials network channels.

Start-up and SME Booster provides entrepreneurs with support to:

  • speed up a technology challenge resulting in a higher TRL, bringing the technology closer to the market
  • accelerate market penetration by dedicating financial resources for a specific segment or target market
  • facilitate product portfolio diversification, enabling product adaption or new product features to address a concrete market need

Start-up and SME Booster Call 2020 is open all year long. For the sake of clarity and to ensure a smooth selection and operational progress of the selected Start-ups and SMEs, three cut-off dates for proposal submission will be organised. The application deadlines are 17 January, 15 May, 4 September and 23 October 2020.

Thematic Scope


Exploration and raw materials resource assessment

mining truck

Mining in challenging environments

mineral processing machine

Increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes


Recycling and material chain optimisation for End-of-Life products

mobile phone

Substitution of critical and toxic materials in products and for optimised performance

sun, wind turbine, green energy

Design of products and services for the circular economy

Apply for RM Booster