European Raw Materials Information and Brokerage Event

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A networking event, aimed a stimulating collaborations between businesses and academia across Europe was held in London at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.  Anne Auffret, a Policy Officer for Raw Materials at the European Commission detailed the activities of the European Innovation Partnership for Raw Materials, which aims to consolidate and focus activities relating to securing supply of raw materials for Europe.  Horizon2020, the upcoming European Commission research and innovation funding programme, will fund multiple projects contri

The event was attended by over 50 people from seven European countries. buting to the objectives of the European Innovation partnership.  After hearing details of these funding opportunities, delegates were able to ‘pitch’ their project idea to the group, followed by open networking to facilitate collaboration building.  It is hoped that contacts made in London will develop into multinational, multidisciplinary collaborations to address the research and innovation challenges and contribute to a secure, stable and profitable supply of raw materials for European industry.

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Download the participant pitches from the event to see which topics organisations at the event were interested.  Email if you would like to be put in touch with one of the pitching organisations.

Download the presentations from the event:

European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, Anne Auffret, European Commission

Raw materials in Horizon2020, Anne Auffret, European Commission

Why should businesses be concerned about raw material supply? David Gardner, Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network

What makes a materials critical for Europe? Josephine Arendorf, Oakdene Hollins


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