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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

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

Recycling 

Turning waste into valuable resources

Raw Matarials Themes Resource Efficiency

Processing

Improve resource efficiency and safety

Raw Matarials Themes Sustainable Mining

Mining

Innovative technologies for intelligent and sustainable mining

Raw Matarials Themes Exploration

Exploration

Innovative and efficient technologies, securing raw materials supply in Europe 

EIT RawMaterials Calls & Supports

EIT RawMaterials News

Portraits of Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi
Cooperation Published:

How to get urban economy going from linear to circular

We interviewed Jaana Pelkonen and Heikki Sorasahi to learn what they thought are the things to consider in addressing circular economy.
Kultaa
Research & Art Published:

Non-toxic technology extracts more gold from ore

Study shows new chloride-based process recovers 84% of gold compared to the 64% recovered with traditional methods

Camilla Inkeroinen ja Hanna Vanhanen
Aalto Magazine Published:

Researchers develop the perfect recycled fertilizer for forests - saves 88% of energy normally used but still not legal

Finnish forests are typically nourished with fertilisers containing energy-intensive nitrogen and phosphorous mined in Morocco. Researchers have now developed an ecological alternative with ingredients sourced from a waste processing plant. It is good for forests and the environment – but legislation has to change first.
Ligniinillä käsitelty tuoli
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options

Researchers turn a non-toxic residue into wood coating that resists abrasion-, stain-, and sunlight.

EIT RawMaterials Events

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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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