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EIT RawMaterials Events Update

August 2016

Tomas Jensen

Dear partners and friends of EIT RawMaterials,

It is amazing to see how many great events are being planned by our Co-location Centres, by partners and the EIT RawMaterials HQ in the upcoming weeks and months. So much so that it is necessary to send out this 'events update' to make sure you are all aware of the great work that is being done to help our ecosystem to learn, exchange information, and network. The number of events is also a clear sign that our organisation is serious about living according to its commitment of Connecting matters!
You can also find all relevant information on all our events on our website at and on our social media properties on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.
Spread the word, find the event that meets your needs – and stay tuned for more exciting news from your team at EIT RawMaterials!

Thank you and best regards,

Tomas Jensen
Chief Communications Officer
CLC Baltics
  • Idea camp ‘Active Portfolio Management and Productisation’ in Oulu, Finland: On 20 – 22 September this event will be run as a training session with the aim of helping R&D professionals turn their research ideas into products ad business. For more information, contact
  • NordMin workshop ‘How to go further in Nordic collaboration in the mining research and education’ in Helsinki, Finland: On 20 October the workshop will review the experiences and results gained from recent Nordic collaboration projects, which covered different stages of the mining value chain. For registration, please click here. You can find the programme here.
  • The Idea Camp ‘Raw and Digital: New Ways of Learning’ in Oulu, Finland: On 23-24 November a joint event by EIT RawMaterials, EIT Digital, University of Oulu and the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA will provide hands-on experience for the participants on new ways of learning. Parallel workshops will showcase the FabLab rapid manufacturing environment, gaming as a learning pathway in circular economy and recycling and new digital learning platforms.
CLC Central
  • Idea Camp ‘Challenging production methods and extraction processes of valuable elements from plants and industrial site remediation focusing on residues’ in Shannon, Ireland: On 21-22 September this event will be hosted at the Aughinish Aluminia RUSAL Ltd. and facilitated by CLCs Central and North.
  • The EIT RawMaterials’ Professional School in Metz, France: On 4-5 October EIT RawMaterials HQ will jointly organise with CLC Central and Fraunhofer Academy the first workshop on the professional school with the aim to define together a common learning and education concept for lifelong learning activities – at present and in future. Kindly invited are Lifelong Learning KAVA project partners from all sides of the knowledge triangle, industry partners as well as education officers, business developers and thematic officers.
  • Power to- X – to power – Cross-acting between science & entrepreneurship in Darmstadt, Germany: On 10-11 October CLC Central and its partners Fraunhofer, TU Darmstadt, Heraeus and Materials Valley invite industrial experts to discuss on trends, challenges ad key technologies in the energy sector. Latest material and technology developments will be introduced by several short presentations in five parallel forums: renewable energy, energy conversion, energy storage, system integration, and recycling processes. We will also open the floor to identify collaboration potentials and future activities within EIT RawMaterials.
CLC East
  • European Mining Business Forum in Sofia, Bulgaria: On 13 September CLC East will be presenting the EIT RawMaterials initiative to our peers in Bulgaria.
  • Mining Economic Forum at AGH Technical University in Kraków, Poland: On 15-16 September CLC East is participating in a panel discussion on sustainable extractive industry.
  • Raw Materials University Days in Leoben und Eisenerz, Austria: On 19 October launched by the European Commission in the framework of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. EIT RawMaterials  will organise a series of events in various EU member states.
  • Dubrovnik International ESEE Mining School on ‘Innovative approaches to blasting’ in Dubrovnik, Croatia: On 23-28 October the University of Zagreb and Montanuniversitaet Leoben are holding this event to learn about the latest developments and innovations in blasting for the extractive industry. More information about program and how to register can be found at our official website.
  • 5th ESEE Dialogue Conference in Budapest, Hungary: This conference takes place on 28-30 November, combined with an event on ‘Opportunities in processing of metal resources’ (OPMR). The aim is to bring together researchers as well as companies from the ESEE region to present their latest research in the field of mineral processing extractive metallurgy and recycling covering primary and secondary resources. For more information visit the website.
CLC North
  • IC-RBIO - Industrial Challenges posed by Residues and By-products from Industrial Operations in Limerick, Ireland: On 21-22 September this event will focus on keynote talks from industry and academia on the residues, presentations from innovative SMEs and start-ups with new technologies and a workshop where several industrial challenges will be selected for specific review. You can find more information on our official website.
  • ArcHUB project in Nuuk, Greenland: In October, CLC North and East jointly host the second of two workshops in order to strengthen synergies in the Arctic region by promoting environmentally and socially sustainable extraction of resources.
CLC South
  • SMETCH - Matchmaking event in Rome, Italy: On 4-5 October ENEA is organising a matchmaking event to promote awareness of European strategy on raw materials and to facilitate contact between different stakeholders in the raw materials domain. The event will also support networking amongst university students, young graduates, and industries. More information can be found on the website.
  • Train-the-trainers workshop of EURO-RM project in Madrid, Spain: On 14-16 November the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) will host a train-the-trainer workshop in the framework of EURO-RM. The EURO-RM aims at creating a tool-box for running business ideas competition for the EIT RawMaterials. The business idea creation process envisages business idea proposers being coached by properly-trained staff. The aim of the workshop is to train staff at different CLCs (e.g., business developers, CLC managers and education officers) to provide professional, entrepreneurial support to business idea owners.
CLC West
  • 8th Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD 2016) in Bruges, Belgium: On 4-7 September the EESD 2016 conference will  address the challenge of ‘Building a circular economy together’ by analysing the implications for engineering education. Eric Pirard, interim Education Officer CLC West, will give a speech on Engineering education at the heart of the Raw Materials Value Chain. More information about the conference can be found on the official website.
  • Copernicus for Raw Materials Workshop in Brussels, Belgium: On 5 September the workshop will focus on the area of raw materials and extractive industries, as well as identifying potential research and development needs. More information about the workshop can be found on the official website. In addition, CLC West, together with all CLCs, is preparing for the DG Grow call for proposals on ‘Education and Skills’. For more information, please contact
  • Idea Camp: Next Steps in WEEE – Closing the Loop in Aachen, Germany: On 8 September, RWTH Aachen University will host the Idea Camp. It will focus on the state of research and upcoming regulation schemes in WEEE recycling, as well as raising society’s awareness to this topic. You can find more information and register here.
  • Short course in Geometallurgy in Liege, Belgium: On 4-7 October the University of Liege will hold a short course introducing a range of techniques to enhance the collection of geological information that is relevant to mineral processing. It includes presentations, use of tools, a range of computer-based modelling exercises and case studies. Additional information is available on the website.
  • Twin Idea Camp Circular Industry and VERAM workshop in Antwerp, Belgium: On 18 October Twin Idea Camp will be held and will target solutions for recycling challenges in industry. It will link with a twin event in Espoo, Finland, to discuss the ambitions of new business models for circular economy. On 19 October VERAM workshop will gather experts from different sides of the raw materials sector (metals, industrial minerals, aggregates and wood) to discuss a vision and roadmap for the sector in Europe. For more information, visit the website.
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