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About EIT RawMaterials

Boosting the competitiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation!

EIT RawMaterials

Funded by the European Commission, we are the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Our aims are to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe – via radical innovation, new education approaches, and guided entrepreneurship. 

That is why they are working with entrepreneurs, innovators, industry, and universities in six critical thematic fields:


    Circular Economy

    Design smarter solutions, closing materials loops 

    Raw Materials Theme Substitution

    Sustainable materials

    Substitution of critical and toxic materials for key technologies 

    Raw Matarials Themes Recycling


    Turning waste into valuable resources

    Raw Matarials Themes Resource Efficiency


    Improve resource efficiency and safety

    Raw Matarials Themes Sustainable Mining


    Innovative technologies for intelligent and sustainable mining

    Raw Matarials Themes Exploration


    Innovative and efficient technologies, securing raw materials supply in Europe 

    EIT RawMaterials Calls & Supports

    EIT RawMaterials News

    A man holding two small foam boards stands in a lab room.
    Research & Art Published:

    Research project turns waste into sound-absorbing solutions with biodegradable foam

    Team plans expansion while adhering to circular economy principles
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    Summer School alum story: Embracing sustainability and diverse perspectives in the Circular Economy course

    The Circular Economy course taught Dominika Kwasková new perspectives in both the business world and in working with a diverse group.
    Plastic waste
    Research & Art Published:

    PlastLIFE promotes a sustainable circular economy for plastics

    In the project Aalto University explores the business opportunities and challenges of the circular economy
    Small coin wallets in different shades of brown
    Research & Art Published:

    Let’s end fast fashion — and favour resilience over efficiency in all industries

    Focusing on short-term profit isn’t sustainable. So what can we do to move in the right direction?

    EIT RawMaterials Events

    Three happy students. Photo: Unto Rautio
    Information sessions, Students

    This is how you apply to international Joint Master's programmes

    In this webinar we will tell you more about international joint degree programmes at Aalto University and how to apply for them!

    More about EIT RawMaterials...

    Raw Materials Academy 2

    EIT RawMaterials Academy (external link)

    Education activities across the entire ecosystem of learners – PhD students, Masters’ students, industrial partners, professionals, and wider society

    Raw Materials Partners

    EIT RawMaterials Partners (external link)

    EIT RawMaterials comprises of more than 120 partners of leading businesses, universities and research & technology organisations.

    Raw Materials Start-ups

    EIT RawMaterials Start-ups (external link)

    EIT RawMaterials supports the following start-ups that create and develop new, innovative business ideas in the raw materials sector.

    Raw Materials Themes

    EIT RawMaterials Themes (external link)

    Six knowledge and innovation themes guide the interaction between the KIC partners

    Visiting address

    Open Innovation House

    A201, 2nd floor, Open Innovation House

    Maarintie 6, Otaniemi

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