EIT RawMaterials is a body of the European Union initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). It is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new educational approaches and guided entrepreneurship.
EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 partners from leading industry, universities and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.
There are six regional Innovation Hubs in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden, called Co-Location Centres (CLCs) that represent different regional ecosystems connecting industry, research and education.
EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing knowledge, facilitating matchmaking activities, developing innovative technologies and supporting business creation.
EIT RawMaterials will generate a significant impact on European competitiveness and employment by driving and fostering innovation and empowering students, entrepreneurs and education partners driving towards the circular economy. This will result in the introduction of innovative and sustainable products, processes and services, as well as talented people that will deliver increased economic, environmental and social sustainability to the European society.
Supporting EU EIT RawMaterials’ Objectives
Establishing a reliable assessment methodology together with guidance on data needs is perfectly in line with the key message of EIT RawMaterials and the first strategic objective of the KIC to secure raw materials supply.
SUPRIM aims to serve the entire primary raw materials sector going beyond the partners involved in the project. This service will assist in sustainable management of primary raw materials, overall transparency and performance of value-chains and hence will contribute to an enhanced appreciation for the SUstainable way that PRIMary raw materials are managed in Europe.