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Register today! 2nd Innovation Network Workshop – Brussels May 14, 2014

EVENT  The CRM_InnoNet project funded by the European Commission under the FP7 programme is organizing the second Innovation Network Workshop in the field of substitution of critical raw materials.   Special focus will be given to strategic sectors such as Energy, Transport and ICT wi
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Horizon2020 substitution funding opportunities

Horizon2020 has arrived and there are a number of funding opportunities for those interested in substitution of critical raw materials. As this is a very broad topic, calls on substitution are found in a number of different work programmes. CRM_InnoNet has scoured the Horizon2020 work
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CRM_InnoNet publishes critical raw materials substitution profiles

The CRM_InnoNet consortium has carried out a mapping exercise to produce a ‘critical raw material substitution profile’ for each of the materials listed as critical by the European Commission (the EU-14 list).  Each raw materials profile provides a detailed analysis of the uses and di
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CRM_InnoNet annual update

The CRM_InnoNet team recently all met in Runcorn for an interim meeting.  With 18 partners in the project, it was a full house! CRM_InnoNet has spent the last year completing comprehensive bottom-up and top-down mapping of critical raw materials usage in Europe. Three reports are now
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CRM_InnoNet featured at EMRS ZnO Symposium

Report on the holding of Symposium K “ZnO Material Science from researches to electronic applications” EMRS Fall Meeting, September 16-20, Warsaw, Poland. ZnO is a well-known wide-gap semiconductor, that has a combination of unique properties, such as almost complete analogue of GaN w
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Yale assess substitutability of 62 metals

Professor Tom Graedel and team at Yale have published work which includes an assessment of the substitutability of 62 metals.  The paper, entitled ‘On the materials basis of modern society,’ was published in PNAS. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/11/27/1312752110 The
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European Raw Materials Information and Brokerage Event

CRM_InnoNet’s latest Innovation Network event was the European Raw Materials Information and Brokerage event.  This networking event aimed at stimulating collaborations between businesses and academia across Europe was held in London at the Department of Business Innovation and
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Fourth project newsletter published

In this November 2013 issue you will find: A feature piece on our partner Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research Highlights from the new “raw material profiles” report Our featured event: The European Raw Materials Brokerage Event An overview of CRM_InnoNet’s recent
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CRM_InnoNet Warsaw Workshop Presentations and Posters

CRM_InnoNet held a recent project workshop ‘Substitution of Critical Raw Materials –Importance for European Industry’ on Monday 16th September in parallel with the fall EMRS meeting in Warsaw. This workshop focused on the substitution of critical raw materials (CRMs) acros
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M2i Workshop: Substitution Research Opportunities

M2i has announced they will be holding a one day workshop on 24 September in Delft, focusing on recent developments in the field of critical raw material substitutes in particular for metals. Substitution of these materials is a high priority for the EU and so the Union is supporting
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