ESM FOUNDATION

 

ESM is dedicated to support research and development activities in the field of Rare and Critical Elements, focussing on their industrial applications. The Foundation sponsors and organises conferences and workshops, publishes studies and surveys, coordinates related projects, and provides scholarships and educational grants. ESM is operating within a national and international network of experts, partner institutes and organisations.

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NEWS

ESM celebrates 70 years!

ESM celebrates 70 years!

September 27, 2021

On August 20th, ESM celebrated its 70th anniversary in Morges on Lake Geneva. The board of trustees, employees, former board members and invited guests met to review the past 70 years. The celebration included lectures and discussions about the past, but also current topics of the foundation and

WRF 2021 - A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources

WRF 2021 - A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources

September 27, 2021

This year’s World Resources Forum (WRF 2021), co-hosted by the Ghanaian Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, will run under the theme of “A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources”, with a focus on three main topic stream

Registration for the SusCritMat MOOC is now possible!

Registration for the SusCritMat MOOC is now possible!

July 19, 2021

This course provides a systemic understanding of CRMs and equips you with tools and strategies for managing them in a sustainable way. The course covers the entire raw materials’ value chain, which will help you see what actions can be taken at every stage and how you can make informed decisions, an

Digital TecDays in whole Switzerland

Digital TecDays in whole Switzerland

June 16, 2021

The TecDay is a special occasion on which Swiss high school students can get in touch with experts in various scientific areas, have fun and hopefully also get interested in starting a career in science. They can choose among a multitude of modules in which experts will present a scientific topic in

IRTC-Business Session at the UNECE Resource Management Week

IRTC-Business Session at the UNECE Resource Management Week

June 16, 2021

On 28th April 2021, IRTC held a round table on “Critical Raw Materials: The driver for the new low-carbon economy: How can we make supply sustainable?” in the framework of the UNECE Resource Management Week. The presentations and the recording are now online and can be found here.

 

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WHAT WE OFFER

Since its creation more than 65 years ago, ESM has fostered industrial materials research related to critical elements. Over 2 Mio CHF have been granted to projects in fields where less common elements play a crucial role.

 

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