Strengthening the raw materials sector by educating the lifecycle of innovators

EIT RawMaterials Academy offers a range of activities across the entire ecosystem of learners – PhD students, Masters’ students, industrial partners, professionals within the raw materials sector, and wider society – foster new ways of learning and teaching by connecting academia, industry and research organisations.

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SusCritMat – Sustainable Critical Raw Materials

SusCritMat aims to educate people from Master’s student level up, both in industry and academia about important aspects of sustainable critical raw materials. In addition to regular face-to-face courses, project SusCritMat offers video learning opportunities on a variety of topics related to critical raw materials, including:

  • Introduction to criticality
  • Materials strategies
  • Characterising the urban mine
  • Circular product design
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Responsible sourcing of critical raw materials
Learn about critical raw materials!

Waste Management and Critical Raw Materials

How can we ensure the continuous supply of the increasingly scarce raw materials that are needed to make the products we use every day? In this course, we will look at the potential benefits of circular procurement and how recycling technologies and more efficient ways of collecting and recycling critical raw materials (CRMs) can make your business and production more resource resilient.

The MOOC is a free course that is open to all. It is designed for anyone with an interest in taking action on managing our waste.


Explore innovative design techniques

Engineering Design for a Circular Economy

Rare metals and other critical materials are all around us: in our phones, computers, cars and cities. But these valuable resources are in limited supply, and accessing them is rapidly becoming one of the great challenges of our time.

Combining knowledge and case-studies from academia and industry, learners will be faced with new questions: What is the resource challenge? How are new business trends changing our use and perception of products? What effect will this have on the products of the future?

Discover and develop sustainable design and engineering methods to improve the reuse, repair, remanufacturing, and recycling of products for a circular economy. The MOOC is free to all.


Take action on e-waste

Tackling the global explosion of e-waste is one of the most important challenges of our time. It puts people’s health, the environment, climate change and our natural resources at risk. But we can, together, make a difference and move towards a greener future.

Are you an e-waste hoarder? A student? A health care professional? Recycler? Policymaker? Entrepreneur or business? Take the MOOC to find out how to be part of the solution!

help bring about the systemic change needed for a greener future!