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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

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    Alumnus Michael Hanf: Finland provides a great place to live and work

    ‘Helsinki caught my attention as it was different from the typical locations my fellow students selected.’ says Michael Hanf who came to do exchange studies at the then Helsinki School of Economics in the end of 1990s. After that he has been working in Finland and Germany and currently is the co-founder of Taival Advisory, helping clients to consider sustainability and circularity in their strategic decision making.
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    Nobody can make it alone in the circular economy - How can indicators solve the challenges of the circular economy?

    The efficient use and exchange of information are considered fundamental aspects for the prosperity of ecosystems, being them natural or industrial. Consequently, data sharing becomes a requisite for successful circular economy models since, by definition, they require the collaborative interaction of various actors throughout the value chain of materials and products. However, there are significant data gaps that currently prevent the implementation of circular economy in practice.
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    Press releases Published:

    26 kg of film plastic waste is generated in the construction of one apartment building – a new, free tool helps with recycling

    For the first time, researchers at Aalto University examined how much film plastics is produced in the construction of apartment blocks.
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    Summer school created sustainable concepts for the future through co-design

    The course explored how the circular economy and co-planning can promote real change.

    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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